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Mindful Moments: Pause. Ponder. Awaken.

This post was written by Angela
on September 29, 2011 | Comments (3)

Since I couldn't find a "falling" picture and I missed a post for the official first day of fall, this is my tie to both.

Today’s quote for consideration:

“A fall from the third floor hurts as much as a fall from the hundredth. If I have to fall, may it be from a high place.
-Paulo Coelho

With my logical mind turned on, I initially scoffed at this quote. Of course falling from higher up is going to hurt more! When I finally heard it in my heart it resounded as entirly true. Too often I shelter myself from positive connection and experience “just in case” things go bad, so I don’t have to experience the fall. Of course, if there was no fall to be had, I’ve created my own by missing the good.   

What do you percieve from this quote? Is this a helpful reminder for you? Why? Share your thoughts! For more information on what these Mindful Moments are all about, see the original post here.

Reader Comments

Written By Helen Edwards
on September 29th, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. We Strive to receive and accept the cycles of this Life with Joy and Fearlessness.
“Sometimes falling feels like flying for a little while.” Unknown

Written By Angela
on September 30th, 2011 @ 10:16 am

Helen, I love it! Thanks for the additional interpretation and added quote.

Written By Stephen Dizmon
on October 7th, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

From a physical perspective one would probably die from the three story fall and would most certainly die from 100 stories. The former will just occur sooner than the latter. From a Spiritual perspective one should consider the lessons learned and the views seen from having reached such a lofty vantage point. The fall would certainly be painful. However, I think the remembrance of exhilaration attained from completing a 100 story Journey would be incentive enough for recovery and mounting the steps again. I like the quote.

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