Ripples #634: Invigorating Views!

Ripples #634: Invigorating Views!
For our tribe of 27,864 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
July 18, 2011


You haven’t seen a tree until you’ve seen its shadow from the sky.
-Amelia Earhart


More than anything else
the sensation is one of perfect peace
mingled with an excitement
that strains every nerve to the utmost,
if you can conceive of such a combination.
-Wilbur Wright


Some of you know I honored a childhood dream of mine by jumping out of an
airplane this weekend. The combination of an electric 100 mph free-fall
followed by a serene 20 mph parachute glide back to earth is difficult to
describe (Amelia Earhart and Wilbur Wright do a pretty good job in the above

I don’t think one needs to skydive see the world from a different
perspective, but I wonder if you could think of some way to shift your
viewpoint this week? Maybe you could peek out from the top floor of a
building, or pause on a route you regularly travel to view the scene in a
different way. There’s a good chance it could help bring energy to a
challenge you’re facing because when you change the way you look at a thing,
it has the potential to change both you and the thing.

p.s.  Here’s the video of my skydiving:

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