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. 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