“The bad news is you’re falling through the air, nothing to hang on to, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.” — Chögyam Trungpa
This quote has such a grip on me! It’s real! It gives me this visceral sensation of awareness…it’s hard to explain, as well as a profound sense of what it means to truly live.
The way I see it, this “ground” and the belief that it exists, is one of the greatest sources of all our anxiety. The other source is resisting or denying the “falling”.
I have to remind myself that it is a luxury to pursue my passion. Staying in touch with this sense, along with a profound sense of gratitude, that I even have the privilege to pursue my dreams is crucial. When I get further than I like to be from this sense, I know it’s to get back to the truth.
I’m brought to tears when I think of the time I wasted not appreciating this space, and I slam back down into my true self. Call it a reality check. Those times when I need to check myself.
You’re on your path, welcome — we are falling. It’s INSANE! Congratulations!
I’m energized by figuring out new ways to fall more gracefully and to know when to let it rip.
This is it. The dream. Well, part of it at least. It’s not all unicorns and dairy dust. It’s fire, it’s lighting, and darkness.
Respecting, and accepting it all as a whole is one of the keys to how I stay motivated.
Just something I was thinking about.
Enjoy the fall.