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Tuesday, February 24, 2004

There is nothing greater than overcoming your greatest fear. As i stepped on my skis for the first time and I slid backwards every bad dream that I ever had about slipping from a ice clad mountain came rushing back. I howled and the instructor caught me from behind " Now isnt this fun ?" and he smiles. I am not quite sure and its just a bunny slope. and I am not even at a height yet. The speed scares me. That I cant control it scares me more. The height and not knowing where and how I will land scares me most. My feet are already hurting. "I am never going to ski again !!" I tell myself. But I gave myself one more chance. Went up the ski-lift to the top of the slope. The "Wedge" doesnt help at all once I start gaining momentum. So I take a deep breath and tell myself " I wont fall and i wont crash into anyone again". Slowly I make my way down braking all the time. And i made it. And that instant I overcame my first big obstacle. My own fear of falling.

I envy the kids on the slope who zip past me. They know no fear. They are not afraid to fall. Innocence keeps the mind free. With passing years we tie our mind and ourself down with our own fears and insecurities. Oh, to be a child again ! Oh, to be free again !


2 Comments:

  • Time to try snowboarding :)

    Originally @ Feb 24, 2004 15:18 PST

    By Anonymous PP, at 2:45 PM  

  • Ha Ha, not till I get this skiing business straightened out ! :-)

    Originally @ Feb 24, 2004 15:41 PST

    By Anonymous Ragzziiee, at 2:45 PM  

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