Bungee Jump - New Zealand, 1989
The main instruction is "jump straight out, not down"
What is an underlying question that gives form
to your work or interest in this field?
Anne Lamott in her book, Traveling Mercies, talks about
big and beautiful things trying to be born:
"Carolyn Myss, the medical intuitive who writes
and lectures about why people don't heal, flew to Russia a few years
ago to give some lectures. Everything that could go wrong did: flights
were canceled or overbooked, connections missed, her reserved room
at the hotel given to someone else. She kept trying to be a good sport,
but finally, two mornings later, on the train to her conference on
healing, she began to whine at the man sitting beside her about how
infuriating her journey had been thus far. It turned out that this
man worked for the Dalai Lama. And he said – gently - that they
believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is
to protect something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born
- and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it
can be born as perfectly as possible."
So, my question is...
What big and lovely thing is trying to be born? How
can we nurture and support its emergence in a way that honors what
is and respects the mystery and surprise of what is yet to be?