Now is the time for Living
Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we need to put ourselves out there. To be prepared to fall down and look stupid. I had the priviledge of being at the 5th Adlerian Conference last week and participated in some AMAZING workshops. One of them was with Roi and Raanana (I will get their full names and edit this blog). Roi is a paralysed from the waist down. A with such courage and uses his disability to show others how you can turn a disadvantage into an advantage.
He showed us a balancing exercise he does in his wheelchair ….that takes practice. The practice involves falling over backwards and hitting the floor. He said that in order to succeed you need to be prepared to fall down.
Just today I received this exerpt from the book The More We Find In Each Other by Merle Fossum and Mavis Fossum in Todays Gift inspiration email. I wanted to share this with you. “Life is a risk. A committed relationship is a risk. Letting ourselves go, voicing opinions, telling our deepest feelings, playing frivolously at the park, setting aside our carefulness with each other and sometimes falling flat on our faces — all these things give us the pleasure of being alive. If we insist on playing it safe, then we never feel the thrill of the game. Our lives with each other become flat and empty if we do not take some risks. We have a right to be weak as well as strong; a right to be respected when we feel silly as much as when we appear dignified; a right to say what we believe even if it is half-baked. The greatest mistake is never to engage life.
Have a fantastic day,