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live-life-on-the-edge-77556395“Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.” Guillaume Apollinaire

Come play me. Play with me out in the unknown. A place filled with wonder, curiosity, joy, gratitude, compassion and integrity. An extraordinary place that lives beyond our fears, beyond our wants and desires, a place filled with peace, a place silent but for the vibration of love.

The poet Rumi described such a place.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”

Come to the edge. Embrace it. Step over it. Don’t be afraid as everything else is a mask shielding us from fully experiencing life. Everything else speaks in the language of what if, maybe and someday. Everything else is safe and ordinary. A reasonable life paid off in regrets and should have beens.

Come to the edge. Jump. One day your life will flash before you. Write the story you want to see. Jump.

Everything else is lying to yourself, an unauthentic life filled with trying to look good and pleasing others. A life filled with waiting. Waiting for the weekend, for a better life, for time to pass. A life longing for a made up past, or a mystical future that does not exist. A life devoid of passion and inspiration. A life absent from the present. A life hidden from the miracle of right NOW.

This is the edge. Going beyond any thought of what is possible, fully experiencing and embracing all of life without fear. It is here on the edge that life transforms, that we see things we couldn’t see before. It is here that the world is no longer flat, or the sun orbits around the earth, or that we are the only sentient beings in this universe. It is here on the edge that we do not know the truth as the truth is only a context.

live life on the edge 1Kurt Vonnegut tells us of the edge, “I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”

Yes. Come play with me in a world that is so full our soul is speechless, a world immersed in love, one connection.

Embrace the edge. Step off and fly.

Call to Action:

  • Identify the fears in your life that are blocking you. Write them down. Look at them for their insignificance. Get present to what stops you in life.
  • Take action to step beyond these fears. Confront them head on. Live on the edge.
  • Live each moment as if it is the last because it might be. As Buddha stated, “you think you have time but you don’t.”
  • Be LOVE

Thomas D. Craig

Author of A Cup of Buddha

Writer. Seeker. Adventurer. Warrior