Maturing on a Bungee Cord

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF'S BLOG
Monday, August 08, 2016
MATURING ON A BUNGEE CORD
Maturing on a Bungee Cord

Although personal growth occurs at a different stage for each one of us, it seems to come about when we are around people with ‘distinct’ ways of approaching life. It is then that our mind is provoked by what may appear as unconventional thinking methods we don't particularly approve of, or perhaps we do not understand. It takes only one person to partake in our exposure to ‘eccentric’ attitudes, mysteriously captivating us to start reflecting on the unthinkable, venturing outside familiar territories, confronting uncertainties, or defying long-standing taboos. The terms are many, but it all boils down to shattering our illusionary perspective.

 

We tend to separate ourselves from the ‘unlike-us-people,’ yet we feel so drawn to them. It’s as if we are tied together by an invisible bungee cord that keeps springing us back to them regardless of the length/elasticity of the cord, how fast our falling momentum from them might be, or even the distance we may seek to create at the opposite ends. It’s as if they have the ability to awake what is dormant inside us – desires we crave yet fear. Maybe we share another aspect of the same peculiarity and are not that different from each other after all.

 

Being around thinkers like ourselves reinforces our illusion of life, refraining us from thriving. It is like being comfortable at a certain height, unwilling to leap beyond the typical edge of limitation we have created. It takes guts and lots of courage to climb above where we stand. Perceptibly, we are held back by our mock horror from falling, not realizing that we can only go upward for maturity. Even if we fell downward, it would only be temporarily; as once we have tasted a flavorful highpoint of awareness, we become utterly transformed and elevated by the experience savored.

 

When the time is right, we will realize that personal evolution is one of the most fulfilling courses we can pursue. It may be hurtful or even frightening, but it remains a matter of staging and readiness. Another realization may unfold along the same trail… our inescapable participation in the progress of folks who cross our path and linger in our hearts, yet a gap of difference and wrong timing keeps us alienated. We part on separate paths, carrying plenty of aching melancholy, and hoping one day our bungee cord will somehow bounce us up to reconnect on a higher and equal plane. Alas, what comforts us in the end is knowing that we were a mere instrument on their growing journey, just as much as they were on ours.

 

RT @ArtPicsChannel: Kids at MoMa were trying to recreate Matisse https://t.co/B0JZdyvp4A
Sun Jul 22 13:53:21 +0000 2018
RT @marieclaire: Queen Elizabeth's Cousin Will Become the First Royal in History to Have a Gay Wedding https://t.co/xU3QsydoUo https://t.co
Tue Jun 19 03:30:09 +0000 2018
RT @Cristiano: Vamos família!👍🏽🇵🇹 https://t.co/YjfMbdx8xN
Sat Jun 16 16:34:06 +0000 2018
Wed Apr 11 03:58:46 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe ومش كل حدا "تهبلن" عال TV صار إسمو "إعلامي"
Sat Mar 24 03:58:07 +0000 2018
@YazbekWehbe Hahahahaha u are absolutely right 👍
Tue Mar 06 17:00:53 +0000 2018
How Trendy Clothing Can Get YOU In Shape https://t.co/ZjvGbhRjdI Tips/How-Trendy-Clothing-Can-Get-YOU-In-Shape via @FitnStyleme
Wed Jan 24 06:37:06 +0000 2018
Sun Jan 14 10:52:33 +0000 2018
Be your own #hero! #fitnstyleme https://t.co/472TWWttON
Fri Jan 12 07:58:07 +0000 2018
Ultherapy: A Non-Surgical Way to Lift and Tone the Skin https://t.co/lEsyzeBG1V
Thu Jan 04 06:38:45 +0000 2018