This weekend past I had the beautiful experience of going paragliding for the first time, not only was this an amazing experience but also one that taught me,
Nature is our guide,
Nature is our teacher
Paragliding is something I’d wanted to do for some time, I always sought that feeling of freedom in really flying, as a child I must have dreamt of flying hundreds of times, me and my sisters always used to pretend we could fly (off the sofas) not quiet the same thing but we had the imagination. 🙂
As well as always dreaming of flying I’ve always had this kind of obsession with the sky, I could literally watch it for hours as it adapts and changes and however it appears it is always so beautiful.
I remembered writing this,
I spend far too long staring at the sky;
I’m pretty certain I was born to fly
When it came to going up in to the sky for real, there was some initial fear but more than anything I was excited, I had waited so long for this experience,
And then we let go;
Out in to the sky we went,
Following the ways of the air
Just as the birds do
There is no feeling like it, so beautiful and free, adapting with the ways of the air, being completely at one with this element. On the one hand we’re directing the course of flight but always in accordance with and flowing with the pockets of air, rising with the heat and following the other birds as they go, wherever they go.
I was fortunate enough to be able to have a flight of just under half an hour, as it is always dependent on the wind and this literally changes moment to moment, you can never predict how long it will be or how high we will get to go. In addition to the longer flight I also got to go quiet high up in to the clouds, which was beautiful and perfect.
Even though this was my first time paragliding, it felt so natural to me, it was new but at the same like I had done it before, I knew I was born to fly. ❤
This experience is something I’d highly recommend, the feeling it brings is outstanding. However it may not be for everyone I know, the most important thing is to always follow your heart, follow your dreams ❤