I have never been afraid of heights. However, when it came to jumping off a 200 feet tall base above a blue lagoon, I have to admit, it was one of the scariest moments of my life.
I still remember my heart skipping a beat when I looked down and heard my instructor screaming “Five…Four…Three…Two…One…”. It was one of those moments when you throw your logic out of the window and clear your mind. I simply took a deep breath, jumped as high as I could and imagined I was flying.
As I was free falling at over 100km/hr, I reached the lagoon water underneath a 200 feet high base before I could even process the amount of data my brain was receiving from all of my senses. It simply took me a few quick seconds to reach to the lowest point of the jump where I stopped momentarily and bounced back up. After the first bounce I took another deep breath and focused on witnessing the amazing view.
After a few bounces, they lowered me to a boat and removed all the harnesses. My heart was still beating as fast it possibly could, and my mind as blank as it had ever been. All I could feel was the satisfaction and rush that you get when you did something you were afraid of.
I can never forget the moment right before I jumped. That blank moment when you get butterflies in your stomach, goose bumps all over your body and the feeling of anticipation of not knowing what is going to happen the next is what I enjoy the most in life. That is what drives me to try new things and to grow each day. At the end of the day, if you want to grow out of your comfort zone and push your limits, you have to overcome that voice of fear and just jump.
Explore as many dimensions of this limitless existence as you can through your five senses while are here.
Don’t just exist. Live!