Falling Up

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Falling up? It’s possible 🙂 Let me explain.

I love looking at things from all angles. It’s interesting 🙂 As a long time wonderer about Life’s big questions, this song by Peter Mayer is just my cup of tea…what if the usual approach to spiritual growth is missing the mark, making the process arduous and the goal hard to reach?  What if…well, this line from the song says it perfectly:

What if getting to the highest place is
Like learning what you know
Or like going to where you are now
Like coming home

What a thought…it doesn’t have to be hard! We already know and we’re already there! Like I said–interesting! 🙂
I’m not saying he’s right…but I like it! 🙂 And it does mesh with other teachers who preach “allowing” vs effort.
So maybe now and then (or more often if you choose) allow yourself to fall. “Fall, finding a way of trusting in the ground, as if the highest and the lowest places are the same.”
It’s really a profound concept in a very catchy tune 🙂 Meaningful lyrics in pleasant music–my favorite!
Here’s Peter singing the song (lyrics below)–enjoy!

 

Fall

What if the highest destination
Of any given human life
Was not a place that you could reach if
You had to climb
Wasn’t up above like heaven
So no need to fly at all
What if to reach the highest place
You had to fall

Fall, like a drunkard on your face
Like a parachuter jumping from a plane
Fall, like an astronaut from space
Or an acrobat from making a mistake

And what if all the sages
Talking about realms out of reach
Would memorize the pages
Of gravity
What if getting to the highest place is
Like learning what you know
Or like going to where you are now
Like coming home

Fall, like Adam falling down
From the strange, unearthly angels whence he came
Fall, finding a way of trusting in the ground
As if the highest and the lowest places
Are the same

What if the highest destination
Wasn’t up above at all
What if, to reach the highest place
You had to fall
What if you had to fall

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I am a retired RN–stayed home after my second child was born, having worked for 10 years. I am in my mid-50s now, and I enjoy blogging, designing mugs and more and spreading a bit of positivity in the world.

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