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.
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.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pkOMeqYrgY