"How was it?" he asked.
"Incredible!" I said, panting; flushed. I couldn't wipe the goofy grin off my face and I wanted to dance around with joy, but the cushioned floor would have had me on my butt in an instant if I'd tried.
I had just successfully climbed to the top of an indoor rock climbing wall, on my own steam, with my own body. I trusted myself enough to listen and be present and my hands and toes naturally found the crevices and strategically reached for footholds. Time slowed down and I understood intimately why climbing (or any sport, or life challenge, really) is a head game.
I was so excited to try it and to challenge myself that my excitement erased all fear and the positive mindset allowed for my successful scaling of things it might otherwise have deemed impossible.Read More