the big question everyone has been asking me is “so why are you doing this…aerial thing?”
and each time it catches me off guard.
“…are you going to do something with it?” “Are you hoping to be a trainer?”
and then finally “Oh…so you’re just doing it for…fun.” In a tone that leaves me to feel that its worth has suddenly been lost in their mind. Oh. Just for fun. It’s accomplishment will not be noted in my resume.
I have been slowly reading (the best way to read all wonderful books) a beautiful book that has truly spoken to my experience surrounding my passions. In one of his quotes Mihaly mentions:
“While humankind collectively has increased its material powers a thousandfold, it has not advanced very far in terms of improving the content of experience.”
Yes. Just for fun. Creating joy and fulfillment outside of external circumstances and rewards. Bliss. Letting go of the pressures of the ego. Accepting your process, the evolution.
Aerial. As difficult and challenging as it is, has been a great mantra to send me forward on the rest of my travels. “…It is when we act freely, for the sake of the action itself rather than for ulterior motives, that we learn to become more than what we were.”
This is step one of my process. Goodbye Manila, hello Malaysia!