Falling is a way to keep us humble.
We see falling as failure. We didn’t pass an exam. We got fired from our job. Our lover left us. We can’t seem to hold a handstand for more than a second after years of practice. We feel like we are five years old, and we fell down and skinned our knee in attempting to accomplish a goal, intention or promise.
However, falling down just reminds us of the beautiful lesson that we are all human. It’s only a failure if we choose to see it that way. In truth, it’s not the fall; it’s not getting back up that is failure. Anything worth doing is often not easily accomplished. If it were easy, everyone would do it, right?
Instead, falling opens up our hearts to a seeking spirit that reminds us our work is never done, and that nobody is inhumanly invincible. We learn perspective, to step outside of ourselves and let others help us. We don’t have to go down the rabbit hole of self-absorbed suffering; we have open arms all around us to help us grow. All we need to do after falling down is to stop the judgment, because we all understand what it is like to make mistakes, and simply just get back up again!
Designer/Stylist: Peggy Khoucasian
Yogi: Emily Cummings
Writer: Christie Cole
Photography: F J E L L Ø
Location-> Griffith Observatory