Out on a Limb

“Why not go out on a limb? That’s where the fruit is.” Mark Twain 

How true! The excitement, the juice, the richness of life often requires us to reach outside of our comfort zone, risk, go where we have not gone before. What I especially like about Twain’s metaphor is that a limb rich with fruit remains connected to a strong trunk. It seems that climbing the tree of our life and risking the stretch for richness by “going out on a limb” asks us to:

  • tend to our trunk, our core, our foundation in order to remain grounded in the imbalance
  • choose limbs which can support our weight, paths to the fruit which have a good chance of holding us up 

What fruit are you reaching for?
What does your foundation need?
What path is yours to follow?

What is YOUR wisdom?