My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
But does it have to be the deep end ;-)
Leap and look simultaneously.
hmm, this one is taking a bit of thinking about...For me I think its about having the courage to try and the faith to know whatever the outcome, at least I haven't allowed my fears to hold me back.
Always the best aphorism in here. I loved them all. Wishing you a wonderful week-end!Dy, xo
... but make sure to wear a flotation device the first time.
Excuse me while I taste the waters.If I cannot drink it I'll be damned if I will swim in it.
and let yourself drown!
When I was a little kid I had and unforunate incident whereby 2 boys "playing" almost drown me. Many years later I conquered my resulting water phobia by taking many sessions of swimming lessons and I became and okay swimmer. Your aphorism evokes the memory of some excellent advice my swimming coach gave us - advice can be applied to all uncertain situations in life. Learn to float upon the troubled waters. Just float and avoid flailing against the strong waves. Flailing is a waste of energy that drains your strength can result in your sinking.
I can swim...but the last time I cast myself upon the waters, they cast me back. Probably because they weren't expecting 200lbs. thrown upon the still, untroubled waters of Lake Lachrymose. My best.
Marty, you inspire us all to do just that!
yes, otherwise we would still be in the Stone Age!
Excellent way of expressing a grand idea for all of us to remember!
I sometimes grip the steering wheel unconsciously - recognising it and relaxing is still a novel experience when I see that it does not decrease my control of the car - rather the reverse.
Swim with the tide before it sucks you under...I concur…
Beautifully put, NP. I am in the process of doing that myself at this "late" stage of life. I am young all over again.
I will WALK on my waters.
Self-doubt is a true inhibitor. Perhaps we can cast ourselves upon the waters when we know that no matter what, we can try.
That is how I've lived my life, and while I wouldn't change a thing, I've got a lot of physical damage, but no mental anguish over my choices. Got caught in a rip tide about 7 years ago in Vallarta, around midnight with a full moon. I couldn't resist! And I didn't panic, P.V. is notorious for rip tides, and while tired, every thing is fine. My friends say I lived "on a wing and a prayer." They would know best, as I needed a little help from my friends. I'm going to repost that,with full attribution, of course. People who know me will laugh. Sweet tides,
How utterly freeing that would be - to trust ONE-SELF completely! LIFE is always on my side, there is no other side! Oh, oh, ohhhhhhh, I just want to keep remembering that.
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I reposted, and wrote to a couple of friends, don't call me on the phone and tell me what you think, write it.And so 2 people wrote it! "Would a couple of swimming classes hurt?"Classes defeat the purpose.
what a great way to approach life....have faith in yourself to try new things...hell, if you find you can't swim, you will probably learn pretty damn quick!... :)
mysticdave: I've been lucky, because that's how it's always worked for me.
Wise words given the world economy at present.