1k84gd-so-91Imagine sitting at the edge of this great abyss. Around you, people are flying. Leaping off from the edge, falling for a while, then soaring much higher than before. You ask yourself how is this even possible. It’s not. That’s the beauty of it.

From the edge it is impossible to understand the forces at work. Yet most people spend their lives doing that. They are afraid of falling. What if the falls breaks them and they’ll never get back up? They’re afraid of flying. What if they soar so high that the sun burns their wings? They’re afraid of spending their lives having never leaped over the edge.

They waste their years being afraid of all these things. And they sit at the very edge, thinking to themselves it is safer this way, yet the fear makes it impossible for them to enjoy where they are. Also, look at all these people flying!

What makes them different?

What does it take to leap from the edge?

You know the expression “leap of faith”?

The most important things in life require a leap of faith from us. We have to fall towards the abyss and grow our wings on the way down. We have to face our fear of falling and just do it.

If you do not risk falling, you’ll never fly.

It’s that simple.

There’s no other way to go about this.

So, next time you are afraid to fall, realize that without the possibility of falling, you wouldn’t be able to fly.


14 thoughts on “Flying/falling

        • It is worth the risk Jupiter girl (I mean, you’d have to fly through space, yeah?)…amongst many scenarios, Moana (the animation movie) does come to mind. …and yeah, ‘no risk’ is comfortable…but ultimately, the question is ‘why am I in this world?’

          • Well, I am not a fictional animated character, nor do I see any good reason to take unnecessary risks in my life. ;) I am certainly not in this world to suffer, which is the inevitable result of throwing oneself off a cliff in a brainless attempt to “fly.” I will happily keep both feet planted on the ground, thanks!

            • One only chooses to jump off the cliff that may mean to leave one’s comfort zone, when they want to attain the unattained, want to live the not yet lived, something they have longed for, to give themselves one chance, to live something they might have dreamt of. In this situation, sufferings or pains doesn’t matter. They have done justice to the opportunity they have got, the decision of keeping faith have already made them champions, result doesn’t matter, and most importantly CHAMPIONS WEAR BRUISES WITH PRIDE, BEAR PAIN WITH SMILE. 😉

              • Lol, I just imagined you speaking as a football coach, giving the team a pep talk in the locker room. 😄 I get the concept of leaving one’s comfort zone to try something they have not yet dared to try. But not all of us wear our bruises with pride. Some of us see them as a reminder to never again venture out of the nice, safe comfort zone. Just call me Dorothy Gale. 😉 “Flying” is not all it’s portrayed to be.

                • It all depends on perceptions. It’s because chapters taught to you, by life are different than those taught to me, so relevance of the word “Flying” is different for both of us. Anyways, thanks for spending time to understand my idea and share with me yours. :) Have a nice day :D

  1. True christian, the one afraid of falling shall never gather the courage to fly. To fill energy in our wings to leave the cliff, faith is the only key. And once, after that when we wander in the sky and cut the air currents, the feeling is just woww!!
    Loved the post .. <3

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