The plunge


‘ 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 ‘ he counted and then he finally took the plunge.

Heights was what Mark was always afraid of. He had an irrational fear of heights. He wanted to conquer this fear since a very long time and didn’t want to get imprisoned by it. 

 He got himself registered for bungee jumping. He gathered the necessary information and found out the  requirements to bungee jump. The D – day had finally come. They tied the rubber chord to his ankle and another back up rope around his waist.

His fear kept increasing with every passing minute. His hands became sweaty. He stood all alone at the edge of the platform. One look at the depth beneath him, sent his heart racing and his head reeling.  

‘ It was now or never ‘ he thought.  He took the plunge. The jump of his life !

For the first time he experienced the feeling of falling from a height. It was overwhelming.  His fear kept decreasing, the closer he reached his destination. While moving down he  captured the breath taking view of the rocky hills at the side and the crystal clear water below.

A beautiful imagery he’d always remember. It was an experience of a lifetime. He finally conquered fear. He felt triumphed and victorious. He was now free forever.

The only way to overcome fear is to face it.

Expose yourself to your deepest fear;
after that, fear has no power,
and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
You are free.” ~ Jim Morrison

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda
(prompt: This weekend your post should begin with, ’5..4..3..2..1..’)

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