Adrenaline pumps through my body. My heart is racing and my hands are shaking as my toes touch the edge of the cliff. The wind whips through my long auburn hair, making me feel gloriously wild.. The sun heats my bare skin. Every nerve is on fire with fear and excitement.
I back away from the precipice slowly, carefully. My mind races through every possible scenario.
Can I do it? Do I have what it takes? What if I miss the water and get crushed on the rocks? What if I hit a shallow spot?
I know that others have gone before me, braving the jump, the depths of the water. But they weren’t me. They were brave, courageous, bold.
I’m not like that. I am timid. I am shy. I am not the type of person who does big things. I have never been one to take risks. I am the boring one who plays by all the rules.
So why do I find myself standing here, naked as a newborn baby, pondering the idea of jumping off a seventy foot cliff?
Isn’t that the way of life? We find ourselves on a precipice, teetering between one choice or another. Adventure or Guaranteed Safety? Passion or Security? New Opportunities or Status Quo?
We get to choose whether we jump into the unknown or run back to safety. Because if we continue to look over the edge, it just gets scarier. I heard once that action cures fear. So, whether my choice is to take that leap or to back away, the most important thing is to MAKE A CHOICE.
Do you find yourself teetering on the precipice of indecision today? In what aspect of your life?
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