I was swimming in the rain today. It was a light rain, no thunder, and no lightning. I wanted to be in nature, and swimming in the rain is peaceful to me. As I am swimming around trying to get some exercise, my black pug, Bella, ran around the edges of the pool acting like she wanted to really jump in with me.
I stopped swimming, and walked up to the edge of the pool to where Bella was whining, and I held out my arms, ushering her to jump in.
“Jump in, I got you”, I said to her over and over, and to no avail she stayed with her little feet planted firmly in place. She is scared. Even-though she loves me unconditionally, she doesn’t trust what will happen if she jumps in. She is stricken with fear. To jump or not to jump? I could see the little gears turning in her head, like she’s contemplating her next move, and I wanted so badly for her to understand that I was going to catch her.
I thought for a moment, is this how the universe pleads with us? Is this what is happening every time we are looking at the edge of the abyss where our fear collides with our dreams? Is the universe holding out its arms to us telling us to jump?
Maybe the universe is ushering us to just get out of our comfort zone, and for us to have faith that it will catch us if we just release the fear, and jump into the unknown towards the direction of our dreams?