Monday, March 14, 2011

Jumping off a Bridge

Leaping without looking can be cathartic.

And dangerous.

It just so happens that is something I have grown to love. I know there a probably a million people out there who would benefit from this. Most of the people in my life could. Some of these people have actually done it, but maybe they've just forgotten what the positive reprocussions of such a thing are.

Recently, as in the past few months, I did something rather out there. I took a large chunk of my life, examined it, and decided it was no longer serving the me who I want to be. So I took all these things to a metaphorical bridge and threw them off (some things had a mind of their own and jumped willingly). But I didn't chase them. I watched them drown or float down the river. But these things were no longer mine and no longer a part of my life.

The big thing here was that I didn't sit and examine these things. I didn't look through them, and I didn't hold them remembering fond better times when they had served me well. I threw them over just the same. And this leaping without looking gave me some real perspective. If you take away everything that is your life right now, who would you be? If you had no one but yourself to talk to, what would you say?

It is only until you remove things in your life that you can ask yourself these questions. And the answers to these questions blew me away.

Try it and see.

1 comment:

  1. Very deep. Probably made your soul feel lighter when you let those things go as well. I feel like I've attempted to leap without looking but I'm clumsy about it and it doesn't always work out the way you described lol. But definitely some food for thought...