Over the Edge…

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“THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” –  Hunter S. Thompson

The traditional view of ‘going over the edge’ is usually that moment when one absolutely loses ‘it’… has no control over circumstances and self. Those who revert back from that point are determined, resilient souls – definitely very fortunate.

There is however another view of ‘going over the edge’. ‘Going over the edge’ does not have to or always results in the negative. Sometimes going over the edge gives us a new perspective and an insight into our own strength that resides within ourselves. Sometimes going over the edge shouts out loud and says – ‘Hey I made it !!! I survived. I came to the end of all that I knew I was capable of, but I kept going…Even though I was filled with fear and thought I lost ‘it’ … I kept walking – went over the edge … and SURVIVED !!!”

In both the views however, ‘where’ the edge is, is inexplicable…Each persons perception and definition of the edge is different, subjective and unique.

“Come to the edge, he said.
They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge, he said.
They came.
He pushed them and they flew.”

Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918)

 

-Rachna

 

Wishing you a fabulous day ahead…filled with Lots of Love & an abundance of Peace

 

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2 thoughts on “Over the Edge…

  1. “Over the edge’ lends itself to different views as beautifully brought out by you. In the quote by Hunter S. Thompson I would like to believe the Edge implies the point at which a man gets Enlightened. And such a man will never be able to explain his experience to the one who is not. Because the Enlightened Being has gone beyond the mind.

    And just to lighten the mood 🙂 here’s my favorite quote by the wise Chuang Tsu “If one asks about the Tao and another answers him, neither of them knows it”!

    Cheers to that 🙂

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