I was going to write about the ‘legitimate rape’ thing. But others are doing it better.
Instead – how about you watch this. And ask yourself – Can you do the same?
Several years ago my darlingest life-saving headshrinker Dr Richard Golden (may blessings be upon him) told me I didn’t need to come chat any more. And he sent me a video clip of guys base-jumping in wing-suits. I had never seen such a thing before, and I asked him why he sent it to me. He told me: hey – I got you into the air. You can fly now. But it is up to you to learn how to soar.
It’s a scary thing, to feel stunted, wounded, amputated. You feel like you can never do the things that others take for granted. Like you can never love. Like everyone else is fine and happy, and you can definitely smile and laugh along; but in truth you are a crippled, isolated shell pretending to be a human.
If you want to overcome these nasty internal scars and lost limbs, you can. You have to work harder. You have to overcome pain and disappointment. It isn’t easy, not at all, and it requires more courage than you think you have.
It’s worth it. I’m cheering you on.
The words ‘Hell Yes’ come to mind… It’s about allowing your life to – god I feel cheesy saying this – unfold. As opposed to ‘unravel’.
This may be too literal…but. Last year I started wanting to expand my life (as you mention in another post). I was finally cured enough to want to do things for the hell of it – just because I thought it would be fun. I went skydiving and and cried (literally) on the way down – I was finally doing it!! That summer also saw me at a shooting range and an introductory flight lesson. This year, it’s been swimming in a waterfall, kickboxing and quickstep. Just because.