Hiking the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail,
Porter and I were shaken to the core by how everything is in constant flux–
weather, terrain, our bodies, feelings, thoughts, the trail itself.
Later, paragliding in New Zealand,
we gave ourselves over to the winds of change.
See how in our video:
Awesome. And Amazing.
Thank you, Gail! You inspire me!
Rivvy, you inspire me too!
You’re right on and right there hanging in the air, which takes courage as well as your outrageous sense of humor. I love it. You’re amazing.
Thank you, Linda, and I continue to be in awe of your courage!
Love this! What a perfect way to be courageous, and to inspire! From someone who retreats with a hot cup of tea to puzzle it out, in my best moments! Here’s to more gliding!
Indira, I love that you glide through awareness with a cup of tea! I was doing the same thing this morning, while reading Michael Singer’s book THE UNTETHERED SOUL. If you haven’t read it, I highly, highly recommend it, absolutely brilliant and clear.
Freedom like that must be glorious, and I’m glad you and Porter “hung in there” together on that ride. You looked totally relaxed. Amazing.
Gail: Thanks for this inspiring post! A great reminder that change can be exhilarating!
How come I never knew you did this, Gail? What a great way to celebrate getting off the down-to-earth grind of the trail. Take to the air! Porter looks so confident, and you look so relaxed. You guys never cease to amaze me.
Ya, paragliding in New Zealand worked out a lot better than my parasailing off the coast of Mexico, but I lived to tell the tale. ;-D
Gail, how incredible! I love your happy face! Did you and Porter hike the whole trail??!! Amazing!
Wendy, Porter hiked the whole trail, and I hiked 900 miles before losing 22 lbs. in the snow of the High Sierra. I went home to eat chocolate, so rejoined Porter intermittently after that. My book, I PROMISE NOT TO SUFFER: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail, coming out this apring from Mountaineers Books, tells all. ;-D
LOVE your video, Gail. I really needed that exact message. Ain’t no way around it, change comes. And we’re ready.
Thanks, Barbara! I so admire you and your book TRIBUTARY!
Wow!! You guys are both amazing!! What gorgeous photos!! And how wonderful you both look!!! (Indeed, the winds of change all-too-frequently blow in my direction, but I’ve always just reached for a Klonopin—paragliding looks infinitely more thrilling!!!)
How I admire you guys!! Love, Brenda
Brenda, I’ve long admired the agility with which you navigate change!
As always, I’m in awe of your adventuresome spirit. How free you look!
Maybe not free, but I’m inexpensive, although Porter would say I’m high maintenance. ;-D
There are tests of a relationship and there are tests of a relationship-to self and to another–you passed on all accounts
Wow, Marian. I would say the same of you! XO
Gail – this is positive and fabulous. “When in doubt, relax.” Great mantra and music. The best part is your smile in the video.
Sue, I figured you would understand this! xo