After a hiatus, I am finally back. I have so much to write about!
The first thing I want to share with you is my trip to Toronto. Two weeks ago I was in Toronto for a whirlwind of activities: friends, family, conferencing, and being a tourist. It was so much fun.
But along the way, something stopped me in my tracks: EdgeWalk on the CN Tower.
If you haven’t heard of this latest attraction on the CN Tower yet, check it out on line (www.edgewalkcntower.ca/). (I’ve also written about my experience for The Ottawa Citizen which you can read when it comes out in a couple of weeks—I’ll let you know).
It was an amazing experience—amazingly terrifying and amazingly beautiful! Whenever I do these crazy, fun, amazing activities they always scream at me, “why the heck don’t you do this more often?”
When I say this to myself, I’m not just talking about the physical adventure of, say, EdgeWalk, but the experience of challenging any part of the mind, body and/or soul.
Sometimes, for example, at work I need to walk on the edge of my skills, push them a little further. Stretch myself so I can be that much better. At home, I need to step up to the edge to communicate a little better with the people I love, because sometimes I become complacent. At other times, the adventure is to look inside to challenge my own thinking or behaviour or trusting my own instincts to the nth degree.
EdgeWalk reminded me of the results that pushing the envelope can inspire. Yes, it stopped me cold, but when I accomplished my task, I had grown by leaps and bounds in only half an hour! I saw a beautiful view that few people get to see without bars or mesh or glass. And I saw the beauty within myself: courage and spirit and curiosity.
Have you taken an EdgeWalk recently? How do you know if you have? If something is really difficult, if it pushed you to expand yourself in ways you weren’t even sure you were capable of, you are doing an EdgeWalk.
The beauty of doing any EdgeWalk is that it’s amazingly terrifying and amazingly beautiful. It is a moment of transformation which answers the question, “Why on earth, would you scare yourself silly like that!”
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