COME TO THE EDGE…

November 19, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

A blind man had been waiting a while at a busy road for someone to offer to guide him across, when he felt a tap on his shoulder. “Excuse me,” said the tapper, “I’m blind – would you mind guiding me across the road?”The first blind man took the arm of the second blind man, and they both crossed the road.

Apparently this is a true story. The first blind man was the jazz pianist George Shearing. He is quoted (in Bartlett’s Anecdotes) as saying after the event, “What could I do? I took him across and it was the biggest thrill of my life.”

There are times when we think we cannot do something and so do not stretch or take a risk. Being forced to stretch and take a risk can often help us to reduce our dependencies (on others, or our own personal safety mechanisms), and to discover new excitement and capabilities.

Come to the edge.
We might fall.
Come to the edge.
It’s too high!
COME TO THE EDGE!
And they came,
and he pushed,
and they flew…!

Poem by:Christopher Logue

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  1. November 30, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Allah mian create everything on different ways. That’s how we understand him by his power. like He made poor and rich to see the difference my ummah. may Allah bless us ameen.

  2. December 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Amin…
    Thank you the comment & explantion..

  3. December 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    innovativity level drops in ideal environments i believe. Risks threats and challenges introduce innovation, excitement and capabilities in life.

  4. December 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    But…we need to push ourselves to realize the impossible thing…
    hm..this is just my opinion…
    nice post…

  5. December 11, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    @Hassan
    Exactly bro…

    @Ajikinai

    Welcome to the Blog…
    yeah…this is the basic thing …Thanks for linking the post..Keep visiting

  6. December 12, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    The first step is all it takes. And very rightly mentioned that being dependant on even our own selves can be dangerous… 🙂

  7. January 1, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    @ Haris…
    hummm yah..:)

  8. Bisma
    May 25, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Gosh !! what a sturdy post …

    well damn true infact Allah does the second half;he expects us to do the first half..!! so have faith n try your hard n leave the rest on Allah …n btw life is not a business in which the output needs to be more then inputs…..life is actually a name of learning from each n everything ..!!!(so sorry a bit lengthy reply but reading blog after a long time )

    stay safe!!

  9. July 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    @ Bisma…

    Welcome to the Blog…:)

    No worries about the reply being lengthy:) It depends a lot on what you put in ….though not like business , yet the more efforts you put in the result will be more likely as per your wishes..!

    Regards

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