Sitting Idle on a Monday morning with all my work unfinished, I got to thinking about safety nets.
Does life always have invisible safety nets around us? Do we know, when is it that we want to close our eyes and take a jump into the unknown?? And if we do take that risk, will our invisible safety net somehow keep us from plummeting to our deaths?? When is it that, in life we grew up so much that we began to fear changes?
Is someone always there, waiting to catch us when we trip and fall? Or are we strong enough to fall and then get up, dust ourselves and then be on our way without a care in the world?
Are we willing to ever risk it all for something new and exciting? Are we willing to leave old dreams in pursuit of new ones or are we so settled in our comfortable lives that we have forgotten the excitement that adventures can create? Maybe we are all forever looking for that one person who can give us the confidence to be our safety net forever, to catch us when we fall and to be there for us whenever we need. But what do we do when we finally and somehow find someone like that … with those strong arms … will we ever want to leave the comfort that surrounds that feeling of being cared for?? Or are we strong enough to venture out on our own, on the path where our dreams take us ….. Is our pursuit of dreams stronger than our desire for comfort?
As Carrie rightfully puts it , "when you’re young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then you grow up and learn to be cautious. You look before you leap and sometimes you don’t leap at all because there is not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there is no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary ??"
But then, like the flip side of any other coin, maybe we are that strong, we do not need those safety nets or strong arms to catch us when we fall … maybe we are willing to fight with the world to prove ourselves right and maybe we know exactly, when and where we need to take the leap into the unknown so that even if there is no invisible net hanging around, We would land gracefully on our very pretty high heels, with our head held high and continue walking as if that cliff did not exist at all.