For all the years I've been practicing yoga, I always said, "I don't do handstands." In retrospect, I realize I was being a coward and scared to try this difficult pose. I was worried of failing and falling.
In the past I've stated, "I don't ride elevators or go on airplanes." Again, I was afraid. Ironically, when I first moved to Chicago I lived and worked in elevator buildings. That anxiety was forced to be thrown out the window, as my thighs could not handle walking up and down 14 flights of stairs, especially with groceries and laundry.
I learned of the beauty and value of traveling and again confronted my phobia and safely rode many airplanes. Then somehow a combination of my crazy, adventurous family and my need to face my fears lead me to jump out of an airplane!
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