On Falling and Flying…


Imagine 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.


5 thoughts on “On Falling and Flying…

  1. When I was younger, I used to fly in some state of consciousness or perhaps unconsciousness, but it felt very real. I did not have wings; I would put my arms out behind me and I could lift off the ground and fly very high, over rooftops, over the cities, and even higher, but I never seemed to want to go much higher. I would stay out of reach. And when I was through flying, I would feel myself bumping on the bed. It was a wonderful dream and I loved to fly!


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