I looked up at the diving board. It was a proud blue piece of art that stood eight feet above the water.
The sun was shining brightly overhead as I observed a young man bounce off of the beautiful blue plank and execute a graceful swan dive, landing in the deep pool with a small splash.
Looking up at my dad, I curiously asked “Is it possible to do a double backflip off of the diving board?”
Without hesitation, he looked at me with a reassuring smile and confidently replied “Nothing is impossible.”
A sense of empowerment rippled through my consciousness. It was a feeling so profound that it transcends time and space. And I feel it as I type this.
I didn’t do a double-back flip that day, or any day for that matter (except on a trampoline once). Yet that moment created a life-altering, paradigm shift within me.
The real takeaway is not the act, but the message it conveys… The only limitations you have are those you place upon yourself.
Where is the line you’ve drawn between possible and impossible?
How big (or small) is your box of possibility? Why do you even have a box of possibility?
Where did you get your sense of what is really possible?
From school? (standardized indoctrination)
From what the media tells you? (Sensationalized fear-mongering to keep people ignorant and disempowered. Does anyone still believe the mainstream media these days?)
From where mainstream science is at today? (Science is ever-evolving and self-correcting. What we believe today will be thought of as utterly ignorant tomorrow.)
From what your parents told you? (Who were influenced by all of the above as well.)
“To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.” – French Proverb
Here’s a little secret: There is no line rigidly dividing what is possible and impossible. There is no box. We live in a quantum soup of infinite possibility. Depending on your current circumstance, this may be hard to fathom. But anything and everything is possible. Just because you (think you) can’t do something right now does not make it impossible. Who knows what’s really possible? I certainly don’t. And that’s why I’m open to the idea of anything being possible.
50 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine what you’re doing right now. Reading, on a computer screen, what someone else has written and published onto the invisible cloud of the internet (and having the ability to share it with hundreds of people with the click of a button). It would have easily been dismissed as impossible by any rational realist.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Shatter your self-imposed boundaries of possibility. Embrace the mystery of existence. Dance with the enigma. Entertain any idea, cling to none.
Divorce limitation and start making love with infinite possibility.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn
Turn “impossible” into “I’m possible.”
– Stevie P!