"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Leap of Faith, Again

I went through some of  my older blog posts yesterday, searching for something for my memoir. When I came upon this one, I decided to post it again. (It was an "I Wonder" post on March 9, 2012.) It was very meaningful to me then, as were all the wonderful comments I received, and it's very meaningful to me now as well, for very different and new reasons. (If anyone would like to read the comments on that original post, just click here)

(Anything I add new to this post will be in Bold Purple.)



Lately I've been thinking and wondering about Leaps of Faith. Don't you just love that phrase? Such thoughts and images come to my mind. But there is a group of images that is unsurpassed ~~~~

 


(all images courtesy Google)

I'll never forget the first time I watched Indiana Jones take that "Leap of Faith." I held my breath, and then when I saw the "bridge" he walked across, my stomach got weak and I almost passed out because of my fear of heights! And no matter how many times I watch that scene, it effects me the same way -- -- emotionally and physically. My heart palpitates, I don't breath, my stomach does flips, and then BOOM...Indy accomplished the impossible. He believed. He HAD TO believe....and I cheer, usually out loud!

Anyone trying to achieve something of importance in their life has opportunities to take that "leap of faith," but how many of us actually do it?? Looking back, I know I've made a few of them, but they were more like "small steps." (Every step in the right direction counts, though, right?) 

I'm writing my memoir. Do I have faith in myself as a writer? Yes, I do. But something is holding me back somewhat, making it difficult to make much progress.Obviously if I knew what it was, I'd fix it. Okay...so maybe now it's time for MY "leap of faith," but where? In what direction? Where do I leap?

As most of you know, I'm thrilled and relieved to say that the something which was holding me back has disappeared. I was then able to make my giant leap of faith and I didn't fall. Nope, I just kept on writing. 

I sincerely hope that whatever is holding any of you back will also disappear and you'll be making your leaps of faith, too.

Please leave comments and/or suggestions for anyone needing that little push to make that leap!




 “Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” -Margaret Shepherd

16 comments:

  1. I've been taking hops of faith lately, working my way back up to actual leaps.

    And in reading my original comment (from your original post), I thought to myself, "Darn, that Kim is one witty broad." :)

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  2. Enjoyed this post and your photos. I'm glad to hear your "block" is gone.

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  3. I don't think I would change my original comment either, except to add that sometimes the moment comes when you just have to hold your nose and jump. You will know when that moment arrives.

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  4. I am glad your writer's block is a thing of the past.

    I think we all need to take a leap of faith to make it through each day!

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  5. We all need leaps of faith not just you but glad you have done what you have done.


    You can take a deep breath now on the blockers oh me blank.

    Go on. Write, write.

    I love to write but to have a book publish a book is maga dollars. For family and friends and self. I find it is doable. To
    pkg and not go further.

    Memories are Golden.

    I know people go the nine yards and do the book publishing. I applaud them.

    It is where your money takes you. And if you have spare change to do so. In this day and age. So amany hands are reached out. Prove readers, cover designs,Royalty.

    Lucky if we can put gas in the car or food on the table in 2012.

    I hope the person who gets voted in for President. Will be of good choice. If not wont be lose change in the pockets or purse.

    So lets have faith in that.America needs a good honest leader. To not only talk that talk but walk that talk.

    Over in Canada we are hurting no jobs.

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  6. So nice, the idea of leaping in faith. As I reflect on your words, I realize that's what I'm missing - faith, in myself and in my ability to survive success or failure. It makes me consider the importance of at least trying.

    As always Becky your thoughts are inspirational.

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  7. Sometimes it's not a leap, but many small steps that get you where you want to be.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  8. I tend to be a bit of a leaper myself.

    =)

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  9. I love (maybe hate?)that scene too and also am afraid of heights. A kitchen chair is as high as I ever want to go. Climbed up on a roof to put up lights once..and nearly didn't make it down. Had to have a team get my frozen self down.

    I sort of live on leaps of faith..I look back and break out in a sweat at some of the leaps I've taken. :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by.
    Mona

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  10. I had forgotten about this scene in the movie but, as I am also terrified of heights, I had the same reaction to it when watching that you did. I never thought about connecting it to writing but how perfect!

    I'm so glad you've overcome what was holding you back. This was an inspiring post the first time and is even more so now. :)

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  11. Hi Becky,

    Really like the Margaret Shepherd quote. Nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  12. Hey everyone! Thank you all very much for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I always, sincerely appreciate it!

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  13. Baby steps will always get you there!

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  14. I don't think I caught this post the first time around, but I'm happy to have landed here tonight. Happy you've made your leap...and I firmly believe that sometimes, (like Indiana)you just have to go for it--and trust that the bottom won't fall out from under you! :-)

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  15. Hey Lynn and Cathy C! Thanks so much. I firmly believe in baby steps and great big leaps, too!

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