PEOPLE LOVE TO CROSS BRIDGES
Even if it’s a bridge to nowhere, no one cares; they want to see what nowhere looks like.
Blame our adventurous animal nature to seek beyond what we can see to find what we need to survive or better yet to thrive.
We like the anticipation of not knowing what to expect.
The thrill of the wobble scaring the sense out of those who like to wander unopposed.
Making it to the other side, an achievement in itself. Whatever lies ahead can’t be as bad as what we just endured.
It’s an adventure. That’s right. An adventure of the will.
Crossing a little creek, carefully maneuvering from stone to boulder to dry rotted tree trunk broken to the water by a stroke of lightning transforming itself into my good luck, enabling me to make it to the forest border. A clear path. Wow, I made it.
Sure, stepping stones are bridges too.
What happens next is all up to me, as it was in the beginning.
I can see how I was making my choices, scoping out the territory, even when I thought I was standing still going nowhere.
We’re always going somewhere. The planet is in continual motion, which means everything on it moves at the same speed.
See? I never was stuck. It’s impossible to live on Earth and call myself ‘stuck’. That word was made up by people who didn’t like the speed of the planet – people who wanted to slow everything down. We all get a little motion-sick at times. But people can’t slow it down. Nothing people do can slow it. Earth would have to be hit by a huge asteroid that might veer it off course that could end in its demise, but what lies on Earth now cannot slow the motion.
So, yeah, we’re stuck with it, stuck to it, but not stuck independent of the motion. We are part of the motion, being one with the universe, thus the planet – every cell, every chemical reaction, every thought, action, idea, fragment.
Looking at the reality of the bigger picture allows us to realize we’re not stuck at all. We can’t be stuck.
So why aren’t we succeeding in becoming thinner? Because we made a decision to become fat. That’s the result. We made all the moves to get there. So why blame it on being stuck?
What can STUCK do for you?
Nothing, nothing at all.
The glass-bottomed bridge in China was designed as a tourist attraction to be visited by 8,000 people per day and to hold 800 tourists at a time by an Israeli architect, Haim Dotan. The architect obviously was schooled in lucky numbers for the Chinese – 8 being the luckiest. As it turns out zeros are as important in forecasting the usage of the bridge as it is in making the luck. The bridge was so popular, that 80,000 people visited the site daily. Two weeks after the bridge opened it was shut down to make the necessary accommodations for the increased number of tourists. It reopened on 30 September 2016.