Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

THREE, TWO, ONE 
I recently discovered what Living in the Moment actually means. While to some, it can be as dauntless as swimming with sharks in the Caribbean, and to others it can mean a calming walk in a newly discovered trail. While both of these activities are Living in the Moment, it all depends on the person. Anything that requires you to fully emerge yourself in any situation requires a certain amount of courage, there is no "toe-dipping". Jumping into something head on, whether it be the simplest thing to ever cross your path, or the most dangerous, is your own way of Living in the Moment. This obviously is going to be different from person to person but for me, my moment included a night of bridge jumping.
On a thirty minute drive to an unknown destination in the middle of the night, it was safe to say I was shaking in my own skin. When we arrived to our destination, a rickety overpass bridge with choppy waters below, people immediately begin to do gainers and flips over the railing, however I am more weary of the unknown. While I am petrified of heights, the chilling air on my bare skin was enough to encourage me to take the dark plunge. I counted to three, and then I jumped. The feeling of weightlessness engulfed me for what felt like eternity until I felt the cool waters surround me, creating my own oasis underwater, I was on top of the world. I open my eyes underwater and it is like a completely different world, completely silent, leaving me with my own thoughts until I was ready to resurface. The thought that I just broke out of my shell to break one of my fears was enough to make me want to do it over and over again! And so I did. It is as easy as that to Live in the Moment. A simple count to three is enough to give me courage to face my fears, to encompass me in total darkness only to resurface with an exhilarating new outlook on life.
I now challenge you to do the same.
Break your comfort zones.
Challenge yourself to new heights.
Live in the Moment.
Live Large.



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