“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.” Mary Kay Ash
How often have you been discouraged from doing something because you knew it wasn’t possible? “I can’t ask that girl out, she would never go out with me.” “I can’t apply for that job, they would never hire somebody with my background.” “I can’t go back to school, I’m not smart enough.” I’m amazed by how often our certainty about what we can’t do keeps us from what’s really in our heart. We have to ignore the rules and fly like the bumble bee. Lets pretend we don’t know what is possible and maybe, just maybe do the impossible.
I know too much for my own good. The downside of having a Ph.D. in an area of psychology, a passion for self help, and too much time for introspection, I know myself too well. I think I know my limitations… You might think you know yours also… I’m challenging myself to forget what I think is possible. I want to let go of everything I think is impossible. I have wings but my “body” is too “big.” No, I have wings for some reason, I’m going to jump! Aerodynamically, I shouldn’t be able to “fly” and yet I know the feeling, I’ve had the experience once… I was meant to fly. So were you.
I shouldn’t be here. I’m an addict. I’m a failure. I’m not loveable. I’m not smart. I’m not enough. Despite all I think I know about myself, by some miracle, I’ve been able to fly. I’ve been able to transcend what was possible and by some miracle become someone else. As I let go of what I think is possible, I’ve been able to meet myself! Like the bumble bee, I shouldn’t be able to fly, but I don’t believe it so I go about my day flying.