Sometimes we must shed the layers…

Sometimes we have to do so despite our desire to keep them. Situations and circumstances can become comfortable because they are familiar, and even though they could be helpful sometimes we have to just let them go. Why? Why? WHY?! We want to know why! The answer to the why we seek is rarely directly visible, in front or behind us. The answer to why we must shed the layers is on the other side of the mountain. It is the uncomfortable knowing that certain events have led you to a particular moment.

The moment…

The moment is often a cliff. On this cliff you find a hang-glider that requires some minor assembly but it looks like it will fly and you have all the parts. Behind you there is a raging fire, leaving devastation in its wake. The fire is progressing and has led you to this cliff and it apparently is your fortune to find an insane devise that could in theory take you from this predicament.

Wishful thinking…

Still unsure but without options you assemble the glider, delaying the moment as long as you can. This is not the first time you’ve been in such a challenging situation after all, and you’ve always gotten out of it in the past. Maybe the fire will burn it self out or the wind will shift direction before you have to will yourself to ignore your fear of heights and trust a flimsy insane contraption to carry you off the cliff.

The universal push…

The wind then changed and you breathed a sigh of relief…suddenly it shifts again with even more force and vigor your direction. The fire accelerates and you have run out of time.

But you are a survivor…

You can’t just sit here and die…

It would be easier to give up…

But there is something deep inside you that speaks to you.

Your adventure is not over…

Besides wouldn’t you rather take a risk and perish trying to save your life then waiting to die?

 

The old you…

the old victim you…might have given up.

Then again that old victim you would have never been brave to journey up a mountain for an adventure, in an exercise to live life and appreciate nature.

No. You are different now… Now you make decisions, even the ones that suck.

You know in your heart that if you do nothing you will be making a decision. Thus the only choice that is in alignment with who you are right now, goes against everything that you knew for sure 30 minutes ago, no training, no experience, and a huge fear of heights on the edge of a massive cliff with a mysterious hang-glider that was left here as if by angels. This choice appeared and now you as you stand ready to launch gripping for dear life wondering if you have the urge to jump the wind howls the heat from the flame presses on your body and invisible hands seem to push you over the edge…

The gift of the unknown and unexpected…

You scream in terror, yet your grip is iron and then…

Surrender. The rush of wind past your ears and creates silence in the white noise…there is peace in the lack of control. For now you are trusting and praying and all you have is now. Yet you have gotten this far…

You find yourself…

As you take in the experience, the beauty of the unexpected, you are alive right now and you have no idea why. Layer by layer you have shed. You are becoming something new…bound less by fear and more by hope. You must have a calling because the universe keeps saving you. Maybe it’s time to move on…after all who knows where you might land now. Maybe it’s time to rediscover who you are and what you want, to focus and take some action…

David Anderson

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