I shut my mind off, and I ran the fastest I could. I didn’t think. I reached the end of the cliff, closed my eyes, and just jumped!
And just like that – I was flying! I was gliding in an ocean of fluffy white clouds.
I was not nervous. I was nothing! I was just floating on air.
It wasn’t scary. It was ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING THINGS I’VE EVER DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I did it! I actually really DID IT!!!
I looked down at the world below me and finally understood what they mean when they say “life begins where fear ends”.
I don’t have many words to describe it. But it was one of the most beautiful and awe filled experiences of my life. To feel so free that you’re flying like a bird for 12 minutes. Feet dangling in the air, seeing the world from that high, flying above the tiny trees, touching the clouds…. Tears filled my eyes.
This is what it’s like to live on the edge. A whole new level of life that I never even knew existed.
When I stand at the edge of a cliff and am so scared to take that step – but I take it, I get to fly like a bird and touch the clouds?
I get to trust myself that I am capable of more than I ever imagined?
I get to push past my own self-imposed limitations and discover a whole new level of power inside of me?
Oh, and to answer my question, am I truly changed?
Yes. I am.
Am I not afraid anymore?
No. I AM very much still afraid.
But what’s different is that I am learning to face fear and jump despite it. I am learning what true courage is. Because life’s too short to play small, and the next level is right over the edge. Just waiting.
So what are we waiting for?
Time to level up, look down that cliff, and JUMP!