The playground of the day has now borne witness to more of my “oh shit” moments than I care to admit.
Between you, me, and the rocks, I was pretty relieved to soak my hands and rinse some scrapes in the snowmelt runoff in the creek at the bottom.
Why do I do these things?
Because getting comfortable with the discomfort is important to me.
I put myself in situations where I know I’ll be manageably uneasy so that I can practice the skill of breathing through it and continuing to act skillfully in the face of discomfort (of any kind, but particularly of fear).
If I only ever hung out in the zones where I feel safe and comfortable,
I’d never get better at anything.
And in moments where I’m forced out of those zones,
(And you’re a fool if you think that will never happen to you)
I wouldn’t know how to hold myself together.
It isn’t reckless,
And anyway, it’s fun 😈.
Walking through a forest of Saguaros 🌵🌵
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