Thursday, November 5, 2009

oh the wisdom of friends...

i'm sitting at my desk in my cute little spanish classroom. i should be working (it's one of my few preps and i have grades to input, but i decided they could wait).

i've been thinking about fear. of things i am afraid of. of how it can hinder my life. and thinking about trust.

i conquered much by jumping out of a plane. fear of falling. fear of dying. fear of heights. i trusted the plane. i trusted raff. i trusted the parachutes. i trusted the people who told me it was going to be ok. i trusted myself. i trusted.

i realized it has taken me a long time to implement that trust into the areas that are "scary" for me. but once i did, they seemed a lot less frightening and i feel more in control. empowered.

yet i forget to implement that same trust into other areas of life. hmmm...why?

i'm not sure i have the answer. yesterday, in conversation with a dear friend, i was reminded that the same method of understanding and trust used when i was "living dangerously" in my jump, could be used to "live dangerously" in other aspects of life. very wise and sound advice from a wise and sound friend.

so my point is, don't just "live dangerously" in physical adventures. spread that way of living into everything. i think in the end we will realize that it made all the difference. that we lived. that we conquered. that we didn't have regrets.


Amanda said...

You are more capable of "living dangerously" than you know. I don't think there is anything you can't do. Remember that I love you and have total confidence in you!

donatello said...

thanks friend. love you too!--m