Flying through the air!
Yesterday I went trapeze flying on Santa Monica Beach in Los Angeles. It was a remarkable experience and one that will continue to work its way into my being as time goes one. I gained so many lessons from that two hour period. The biggest one that I am aware of so far is the power in the leap. I stood out on this platform that was about 3 feet wide, 30-40 feet in the air holding onto a bar with Cat, the instructor holding on to my belt looking out over the ocean feeling the wind swaying us back and forth. Cat instructed me to grab the bar then to lean out pressing my hips forward, ready to jump when she said jump. Every thought in my head said that this was crazy. Yet in that instant, I had to release all of those thoughts and just jump justing her, trusting the ropes that held me and most importantly, trusting myself.
I wanted to fly. I wanted that experience of trusting myself and my body enough to let go of the guide wire and jump into nothing toward the ocean. So, my desire became bigger than my fear and I bent my legs, and on cue, took the leap and flew!