When the water is deep,
and we feel tiny,
it’s scary to take the leap, isn’t it?
But, oh! It’s worth it!
To feel the cool water whooshing around us,
to hear our parents and grandparents on the sidelines,
cheering us on,
to know the exhilaration of moving through the fear.
There are so many things in this life that are scary,
so many invitations to leap into the deep water,
to take a chance,
to spread our wings,
to dig, dig, dig. . .
and then . . . LET FLY.
And maybe one of the most important places for us to dive in deep
is right into the center of ourselves,
to look and listen and learn
about how we’re wired,
what makes us tick,
what slows us down,
what fouls us up.
Jennifer Dukes Lee is one of my favorite people in blogdom.
She writes her heart and she writes it beautifully.
She encourages people all over the place,
and she tells her story well because she knows her story well.
She invited me over to talk a little bit about writing,
to offer a ‘tip’ of some sort to others.
Well, I’m fresh out of tips, but I do have a lot of life experience.
And I’ve taken this particular leap of which I speak –
I’m still taking it.
The work of self-discovery, self-knowledge – well, it’s never done.
We are always on the journey.
Why don’t you hop on over to her place to read a little bit more about
why I think this particular journey is so important,
why we all need to dive in deep.
And our girl on the diving board?
Yeah, she took the leap!
And we all cheered.