Well I’ve “jumped” as it were into the month of June. And you know, I’ve been thinking that jumping has some things in common with blogging. For instance they both:
- start in the mind with the idea (why, where, when)
- require inspiration
- involve some element of risk
- can take us from one location to another
- can be enjoyed alone, or with others
This all leads me to ask a question about jumping. Which is what if you can’t? Jump, that is. Literally, physically jump, (or walk or run). There are millions living across the planet that cannot do it. Injury or disease takes the ability away. Temporarily for some, but permanently for others.
Physical capabilities and good health can allow us to move at our will and speed, to eliminate physical distance between ourselves and others. But losing the abilities of mobility due to illness or injury can cause hindrances and obstacles for a person trying to get to where they want and need to go, even socially. The frustration from this can stifle the mind, as it has the body, keeping one at a distance from interacting with others. But there is an alternate method. Where a person may not be able to go physically, the internet can take them to a place, a gathering or interest of their choice. This is social media technology at its finest.
The saying goes that if you have your health you have everything. I believe that if you possess your emotional and mental health you have everything. Everything you need in order to find your best, contented, happy and purposeful life. All that, despite experiencing a lack of optimum mobility or physical health. It can be challenging, but it can be done.
Now, that’s what I call jumping.