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Jumping Off Cliffs

 

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

 

I dare to move forward without knowing what lies ahead. If I stumble I will get up. No matter what life has thrown at me I have survived and chances are I will survive this next part as well. If I don’t make it then this is as good a time as any other but still I will have made the attempt and I have kept the adventure that is being alive happening. I will endure and I will persist and no matter what happens I will find the humour. For there is little for me that is worse than giving up on life while there is breath in my body and settling for the safe route.
Blessings, G

 

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Cubist PriestessCubist Priestess by G A Rosenberg

 

52-AllocesAlloces (#52 in Goetia Series) by G A Rosenberg

 

Things to Do When You’re Daring – A list

 

“What I am in search of is not so much the gratification of a curiosity or a passion for worldly life, but something far less conditional. I do not wish to go out into the world with an insurance policy in my pocket guaranteeing my return in the event of a disappointment, like some cautious traveller who would be content with a brief glimpse of the world. On the contrary, I desire that there should be hazards, difficulties and dangers to face; I am hungry for reality, for tasks and deeds, and also for privation and suffering.”
— Hermann Hesse

 

Things to do when you’re daring (getting out of the comfort zone):

  • Live in a strange city or country for a time. Extra points if the language spoken there is not your own or one you know
  • Take any viewpoint that you have held on to whether it is moral, political or religious and try presenting yourself as believing the opposite even to yourself. This will help change your mindset.
  • Spend time with the elderly if you are young or with teenagers if you are getting up there in years.
  • Dress in a totally different style then you’re use to and go out. Notice how people react to you. How do you feel different?
  • Explore your sexuality
  • Camp out in the woods for a week. Especially if you have never done it before.
  • Think of the last three people who hurt you badly. Make an active attempt to see where they were coming from.
  • Think of the worse thing you have ever done in your life and forgive yourself.
  • Adopt a different culture or social class for a week
  • Tell someone you love how you feel about them. There are very few times when we’re more open and vulnerable than that.
  • Remember that life is a banquet with lots to offer and most people only eat from one small area. Try to do one thing every day that you have never done before.

Blessings, G

 

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Night Owl in between DaysNight Owl in Between Days by G A Rosenberg

 

DenizenDenizen by G A Rosenberg

Break the Chains of the Past

 

“Be not the slave of your own past – plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

We’ve all made mistakes in our past. We’ve done things we wish we hadn’t or let people use us and didn’t feel good about it afterwards. Yes, I say let them because we always have a choice in the matter and most often even if we deny it on some level we knew what we were doing and were complicit. Yet do we refuse to trust again or refuse to act again because of our past or do we take the plunge and move on. To me, letting our wounds stop us from taking more chances is akin to not learning from our past in the first place. We need to take our past and let it inform us, not control us. This world is amazing with new chances to act and do and see things we never have before coming several times every day. We need to take these chances and say yes… that is the only way to release our chains.
Blessings, G

 

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Looking Out through the GreenLooking Out Through the Green by G A Rosenberg

 

Space Warp AbstractionSpace Warp Abstraction by G A Rosenberg