There is a certain thrill that comes with jumping off cliffs. There was a day years ago after spending weeks doing mission work in Fiji when friends we had made took us to some waterfalls. I have so many memories of that day. We had to climb to get to the top and had reached a point that was steep. They told me that there was another way around but "you, you need to be tough" and use these roots to pull yourself up and over. I remember wondering if I even wanted to be tough when there was an easier way around! Sometimes though the easy way isn't the best way. I had to trust the people who were leading me. I got up and over . . . then there was the ledge. To our right falling from higher ground was a beautiful waterfall and below us was a pool of water. One by one friends jumped off the cliff yelling and laughing. Then there was me standing at the top doing a lot of self-talking to even get near the edge.
(Seriously when I look at this picture now it REALLY doesn't appear that far down!)
What if I don't jump out far enough and hit the rocks?---- Just jump as far as you can!
I can't do this.---- Look. Your friends are all doing it. Just do it!
This is scary.