I will never forget walking past Kiki on the slack line in Cape Town.
I stopped to watch her and felt pretty captivated. She invited me to have a go!
It was terrible! I was so wobbly! I couldn’t stay up on the line without holding her or the tree or both! It was borderline embarrassing. Luckily I don’t bother with embarrassment anymore! It’s pointless and ultimately just a figment of our imagination because most people just don’t care enough about you to even notice!! We are free!
Anyway, you know that feeling when you say to yourself “this is not for me, I’m just not cut out for this”. We often say it regarding things like playing a musical instrument or speaking different languages. “I’m not musical or I’m just not good at languages”. It’s really believable right?
This is just our mind speaking and us accepting that as our reality. It’s total bullshit.
For the two days after I met Kiki we slack lined from morning to sunset; I fell and got back up, fell and got back up until all of a sudden something shifted in me. My body and all the intelligence it stores inside started to feel comfortable on the line. My mind was silenced!
I am by no means an expert but I did have a chuckle because I was walking with a special friend of mine in a park in Cologne, Germany on Saturday. We saw a family of 4 playing on a slack line. They were clearly beginners. I knew this moment very well. I went over, took my shoes off and jumped up on the line and spent some time sharing some of my experience and excitement just like Kiki did with me.
What was completely unattainable a few weeks ago, I was now demonstrating for others.
What else are we enabling our minds to prevent us from being?
Challenge the status quo! It isn’t really there – it’s in our minds! And we are not our minds and our minds are not us!
Thank you Kiki.