The Adventure: Learning How to Climb
I actually felt scared.
With my heart pounding in my chest, I could feel the sweat soaking through the material on my body as I put on the climbing gear.
I knew I wouldn’t fall to my death or anything – but still – it was somewhat terrifying.
And to compound matters, I was sick and in a weakened state.
So how was I even going to get off the ground?
With each little finger-hold I managed to cling on to in my weakened state, I propelled myself upward and onward.
Alive and in the moment.
And when I made it to the top of the wall – I took a breath, closed my eyes, and let go.
I trusted and let go.
You have to trust.
Especially the part when you defy gravity, then realize…you have give into it and let go.
You have to believe that the person holding the rope on the ground actually knows how to hold the rope – and that you’re not going die.
You have to let go.
Everything is sweetened by risk…and this was no exception.
© Monthly Adventure, Patricia Taylor, May 2015