Walking the high wire


I have always been fascinated by the high wire circus acts; the tightrope, the trapeze artists.  It has now become a common place attraction at kid fun zones; you too can try your hand at walking up high, feeling that exhilaration of doing something daring.  What really interested me was the amazing amount of “trust” one must have in order to participate.  Whether you are walking free without restraints or are tethered to a harness.  You still have to take that first step off the platform and “trust” that your foot will balance on the wire even though your body is secured to the harness.  Each step is meticulously planned, one foot in front of the other, no looking down or behind you, just forward.

There is a great photo/quote I saw once by an unknown artist, where a bird is perched on a pretty high branch in a tree.  It goes like this, “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself.”

Life as we all know is one giant high wire fun zone.  Some parts are more difficult to maneuver in and some are a straight path ahead.  Your most important and most valuable harness is trust.  We all must have trust in ourselves first before putting trust in the apparatus that is strapped to our bodies.  It is having that undeniable belief that all will be okay, feeling it throughout your whole body and allowing that exhilaration of trust to be the motivator to move forward.

Onward and upwards!

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