For the past several weeks, I’ve been using the terms awakening, change, growth, lesson, opportunity, shift, timeout, and wake-up call when describing our current global situation. Yesterday while texting with kindred spirit, Rita, a new word was interjected into the mix—Jump.
Jump is a verb or action word, and we need action now more than ever. Merriam-Webster has two very relevant definitions:
-to start out or forward-BEGIN I would suggest that we are at the threshold of a new beginning, one with infinite possibilities for change and growth. And so, we must JUMP into it, which leads to a second definition:
-to spring into the air-LEAP This is our “leap of faith,” which implies doing something or believing in something that is uncertain, but we do it anyway.
Let us remember we are jumping into an opportunity to rewrite our course, and we must trust that this edit is for our greater good. Ray Bradbury says it this way:
“Sometimes you just have to jump out the window and grow wings on the way down.”