Intrepid in not all about dashing fearlessly into battle…it is the unseen and unspoken of actions that sometimes take the most courage.

Dictionary definition of Intrepid:…..Not trembling or shaking with fear; fearless; bold; brave; undaunted; courageous; as, an intrepid soldier; intrepid spirit.

To be intrepid is to

carry on
send love out there
hold your peace
source your courage from within
let go and trust all will be well
maintain focus
be unafraid
embrace change
have faith.


14 Responses to “Intrepid in not all about dashing fearlessly into battle…it is the unseen and unspoken of actions that sometimes take the most courage.”

  1. 1 granbee February 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Oh, Jane, this is completely wonderful advice here. So concisely worded and wise! It reminds me of how a willow and a palm tree withstand storms better than big oak trees. Your words here show us that true courage is bending and then standing back up to see another day, with love and understanding!


  2. 3 lostupabove February 7, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Hi sweetie, I’ve nominated you for the ABC Blogger award, details can be found here:
    Steph xx


  3. 5 1smiles February 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Your beautiful wisdom is exactly what I needed today. Thank you for sharing your life lessons with us. That in itself describeds Intrepid.


  4. 7 thomag1 February 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    There is a great difference, between the intrepidity of a soldier facing death in his face than a person with a schedule to keep and the persistence it’s going to require. However, each person must both be intrepid in their own way. All soldiers in battle fear for their life….’macho’ talk must be ignored by the few who ‘prepare’ themselves for their actions with rhetoric of ‘fearless’ feelings. This is a nicely done treatment though, Jane. Faith is the bottom line to most every endeavor, if not all, in my thinking. But that is ‘grey’ area too, as a way to bolster our integrity and muster up our spirits to a challenge.


    • 8 Jane Thorne February 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Hello Tom, I was in no way drawing a parallel between a soldier and anyone else in life…that was the dictionary definition, not mine. My poem today is about facing life’s challenges and difficulties and being intrepid in the way we carry on. Faith can emcompass many standpoints and that is where your ‘grey’ area comes in. My first husband was a soldier so the thinking in your comment is not alien to me…good to hear from you, Jane x


  5. 9 journeyintopoetry February 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm


    I wholeheartedly agree with every single one of these sentiments!

    “Have faith”, I think sums up the whole poem – just lovely!

    Hugs and love

    Christine xx


  6. 11 Turber February 6, 2012 at 11:41 am

    I feel indeed, that it is sometimes a lot easier to have courage and do brave things, than keep having faith. I think it’s the nature of those two important things, (one is active you can actually do something, the other one often condemns you to be patient), that can be very challenging. 😉


    • 12 Jane Thorne February 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      Hello and thanks for visiting…yes, I have a challenge with patience, so I have discovered that as I try and foster patience (a daily battle) – diversions work well. Very well sometimes as they take my focus off the thing I need to be patient about and that means I leave well alone…take care, Jane


  7. 13 Eric Alagan February 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Dear Jane,
    Considering what Lisa and I are going through now, these words carry added weight.
    We will definitely prevail because whatever happens, it will be HIS will. How can we lose…
    God bless and keep well buddy,
    Eric 🙂


    • 14 Jane Thorne February 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Lovely Eric, I was sending love and healing thoughts to you and Lisa yesterday…I know you will keep the faith and act from love at all times, how can you not as you are the Lovely Eric? Love to you and Lisa, hugs buddy, Jane xx


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