B O O M
What was that?! A loud explosion!
My sleepy head raced but now alarmingly wide awake ... the LED clock said 04:18.
Pippin gruffed he was clearly woken up ...
Explosion nearby, and then police sirens straight after?? It’s London, after all .... but what happened???
Scrolling through social media and then the BBC website, I learned that apparently two Royal Air Force Typhoon Eurofighters were scrambled as part of the UK's Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) procedures, after an aircraft lost communications in UK airspace. The aircraft was intercepted and its communications were subsequently re-established. Thankfully nothing else happened.
But the sonic boom of a couple of planes going through the sound barrier was heard by many here in London.
As I was mulling through the early morning event it occurred to me that we, too, can break through our own sound barriers!
The sounds of “You’re not good enough, smart enough, simply NOT ENOUGH!” that we might have heard from people around us since childhood ... certainly I have!
So, yes, we all have come across well known people who made it against all odds. If you’re like me, you think, awesome! Inspirational! .... and then continue our life as usual.
But! I am challenging myself ... and possibly you, too ... can we break through our own sound barrier, to gain higher velocity, altitude, momentum?
Can we break through the sound barrier of noises and chatter from other people, that we bought into and embodied that kept us low and slow.
If we were to dare break through our own sound barrier, boom! we would be on a trajectory to accomplish our mission, our purpose, our raison d'être being incarnated here on this earth with a new speed.
Just food for thought ....
* the intense award-winning photo of the Typhoon Eurofighter was taken by photographer Ian Ramsbottom.