I’ve had a couple of brushes with nature in the past few years but this takes things to a new level.
Split of a Second is a short film that highlights once man’s pursuit of the moment. I’ve spent a lot of time in the Chamonix Valley. I know the very spot that he jumps from quite well. Not once did I think about doing what he does.
Still, there are lessons to be learned here for all of us:
- The simple act of being outdoors will nourish your soul. When was the last time you went for a walk or bike ride?
- Physical excursion is a great way to find your present. When was the last time your heart was beating faster than is should be?
- Fear can be a positive. As he says in the film ‘Fear is both positive and negative. It creates momentum…’
- There is as much joy in the lead up to a big event as in the event itself. Enjoy the process of creating your future by making the most of every step.
When I am about to jump, there is no past. There is no future. There is only the present moment.
What are you going to do today to find your present? You don’t need to throw yourself from the nearest mountain, dressed like a bird, but you owe it to yourself to make the most of right now.