The Cliff

In the late 1990s, I came across a poem shared by a metaphysician and philosopher Stuart Wilde. It spoke volumes to me and on one of my cross country visits, I read it to my dad. Sometime later, in the early 2000s, he called asking me to send him a copy of the poem.

Fast forward to December 2017, I was visiting dad. At the time dad was using the wheelchair on a regular basis. One evening, after dinner, he inquired about that poem again. I asked him why that poem made such an impression on him. He thought it illustrated one’s undying faith in our Creator.

I recently returned from my father’s funeral services. The minister asked that his family members submit their reflections of our father in writing, to insert into the service program and those attending could read them. At the conclusion of what I wrote, I included the following poem. As far as I know, the author is unknown.

I’d love to share that poem with you …

COME TO THE CLIFF by Anonymous 

“Come to the cliff,” he said.

They said, “But we’re afraid.”

“Come to the cliff,” he said.

They came.

He pushed them.

And they flew.

BY Bryan Moss
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Ute Biermann
Ute Biermann
1 year ago

Thanks for your mails, connections. I know, havé not been active with you, as Life must go on …but always alert with your messages.

bryan moss
bryan moss
1 year ago
Reply to  Ute Biermann

Ute, thank you for your thoughts!
from the Heart,
Bryan

About Creativity
About Creativity
1 year ago

Very good.

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

thank you for this. I forgot that story — about fear and change and love. I am in the middle of grieving my partner who transitioned in December 2019. Although I have returned to my doingness and life, grief does not disappear. And the growth I am experiencing through my attention to the sensations of grief, arising and falling, arising and falling, at unpredictable times, my lightness of heart and deep sadness and loneliness — the full catastrophe of living — is quite a remarkable journey. Clinging to the edge of the cliff will just tire us out — fly!

Bryan Moss
Bryan Moss
1 year ago
Reply to  Pat

Dear Pat,
Thank you for sharing! What a beautiful insight and I’ve come to finally understand that one of the unique qualities we humans have while inhabiting these 3D bodies is to learn to experience these emotions and ups and downs with courage and compassion for ourselves. I’ve discovered when sharing my energy work with others that we’re all meant to experience different types of feelings whether they’re comfortable or not. Staying in the “comfort zone” and trying to stay “safe” is no way to learn and grow. Clinging to that cliff encourages the fear of expressing our true feelings. It keeps us from being “real” with one another and ourselves.
These current times call out for a need for unity where we should be able to express and share our true feelings with one another. This is the only way we as people will be able to turn the table on these uncertain times and come together as one.
Again, thank you for your thoughts!
from the Heart,
Bryan

Natali Anam Àire
Natali Anam Àire
1 year ago

WOW!!!!

This is powerful!!!!!!

My body has reacted in shivers all over. IT IS TRUE!!!

In my dreams I was there before, this is what I only remember now…

BRYAN MOSS
BRYAN MOSS
1 year ago

Very cool Natali!

I’m happy this resonated with you.

from the Heart,
Bryan

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