The theme of the class on that particular day was POWER and SPACE. How high could we jump? How deep could we go? How far could we extend? What distance could we travel? Well, I guess we weren't too impressive because the instructor stopped the class, called us together, and educated us with this simple message: "Why aren't you giving EVERYTHING you've got? Are you afraid you may fall? Look down. How far could you fall? You're standing on it. You're already there."
Aha! I'm not going to fall. I may stumble. Possibly trip. Maybe even have to catch myself with my hands. But it's within arm's reach. I AM already there. Something on which I have always stood now means so much more.
How often do we hold back, keeping ourselves safe inside, without risk of embarrassment or injury? Far too often, I fear. But if we can remember that we already stand on a sure foundation (whatever that "foundation" is to you), then we know that foundation has already caught us - because we're already there. Trust your knowledge, trust yourself, and trust that which holds you up. The dance floor has never just disappeared and left me to fall, nor has the "foundation" that has created the ME that is me. We can all learn to fly once we fully trust. You won't fall because something (someone) is already there holding you up.