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Crossing the Void – 5

Dear Ninja Amy, the void between the beginner and the ninja freeflyer is massive!! I really want to be one of the best but it's a bit demoralizing to see so many obstacles to hurdle

Miss Gruntled

"Enjoy the Ride' – Selfie, Skydive Mex&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;by <a href='' class='captionLink'>Amy Chmelecki</a>
"Enjoy the Ride' – Selfie, Skydive Mex — by Amy Chmelecki

Dear Miss Gruntled

Is there really that big of a void? I am not entirely sure there is.  I personally know lots of happy skydivers that are not beginners, but certainly not at the top of the game.  Okay, for sure there are so many people getting extremely good at freeflying extremely fast because of the tunnels. It is just the nature of the game these days. If you want to reach the top level of freeflying in this day and age you have to do lots of jumps and lots of tunnel.

Being positive is a choice

But what does each individual want for themselves? Each person needs to think about what his or her goals are, and figure out a way to reach those goals. Be flexible, be positive and enjoy the journey. We can never really say where life will take us.  Goals change, life changes, we get physically hurt, we get emotionally hurt, we grow old, we have spiritual awakenings, we get healthy – who knows??!??!  Life just keeps coming at us and we all need to do our best to stay positive and move forward. I have found that a positive attitude can take you absolutely anywhere you want to go! I also believe that being positive is a choice. It is not always an easy choice, but commit yourself to finding a calm, peaceful, positive state of mind. It all starts with your breath.

Einstein put it well:

Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.

You have what it takes

If you are just starting out as a freeflyer and you desire to be one of the best, you already have what it takes. You have already proven yourself fearless. You went to a drop zone, knowing nothing about this sport and you learned how to skydive. Let that same fearless attitude be your guide to get you to anywhere you want to go. Obstacles will come up, just keep charging!!! Take a moment to google the name Jarrett Martin. I am serious, check this guy out. 

"I always try to get people to smile in freefall" – Amy Chmelecki
"I always try to get people to smile in freefall" – Amy Chmelecki

Only you can make things happen

I am not saying to ignore the hard times! When life happens we all have to take time to grieve, to pick up broken pieces, to heal! For sure some people get dealt a crappier hand then others and many people have more challenges in life. Everyone needs to face what life presents them in a healthy manner and this means to embrace your emotions, let them guide you, but do not let them carry you away.  So many people seem to wait around for someone else to do things for them. I know I have been guilty of this, but only you can make things happen for you.

Enjoy the ride! 

Commit yourself to finding a calm peaceful, positive state of mind

Other Articles in this Series

Crossing the Void 1 by Ninja Domi
Crossing the Void 2 by Ninja Mikey
Crossing the Void 3 by Ninja Jasper
Crossing the Void 4 by Ninja Elke

by Katy Hansen
by Katy Hansen