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Who needs a net when you’ve got balls?

"Yes, I can."

"Yes, I can."

Faith. You can’t hold it in your hands, but it can fill your soul. You don’t know where it comes from, but it sure can take you places.

You may have heard the saying, “Leap and the net shall appear,” once or twice, or maybe a hundred times. It has taken me a while to learn what this means, and for that matter, I’m still learning, but I’m getting closer. Some people learn at an early age, and I wonder if it’s because they don’t know that “leaping” is supposed to be scary. This lack of fear can have its pluses and minuses, but no matter how you slice it, it all boils down to one thing: faith. And it isn’t leaping part of the way. It’s not about standing close to the edge of the cliff, and jumping to edge; it’s about jumping. off. the. cliff. This is what it means to be a Creative Beast. Creativity is faith.

Now; before I go further, I am, of course, speaking figuratively, and in no way am I suggesting to readers that they ought to find the nearest cliff or bridge to leap from, and yes; I am writing this disclaimer so that no one comes after me threatening to sue. That said, figuratively “jumping off the cliff,” means going for your dream–all the way–with everything you can muster, and without looking back. This is not an easy thing to do, even if you are fearless, but if you are willing to make the leap, I suspect that you will begin a journey on which you will discover things that will amaze you, and make you a richer human being. There will be stops along the way. Sometimes the car breaks down, and you find yourself walking a ways. Remember to stay aware, because there is value in the stops, too, and if you’re too busy grumbling about the car breaking down, you might miss something. Pay attention, keep your eye on the prize–and most of all, keep going. Here’s a tune for the road… or sea:

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  1. June 11th, 2009 at 20:23 | #1

    I believe Charles Bukowskei said if your going to do something give it all you’ve got, other wise don’t bother. The truth is if you only dabble and never go balls out you have an excuse ( even if it’s to yourself) you never have to experience the fear of failure. The twist comes in when you really immerse yourself in your creativity you never fail.
    I loved the music video it made my adrenalin surge in amazement and awe. I don’t surf but I know the power of the ocean. It has it’s own gravity that pulls…. it’s allure is the danger and the glory

  2. thaus
    June 12th, 2009 at 06:58 | #2

    Thanks for the comments. I agree with what you said, and I’m glad you liked the video.

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