Sunday, July 29, 2012
Swimming downward to reach the surface
Still hopelessly pushing, it suddenly occurred to me that I didn't need to lift the boat off of me to reach the surface. I wasn't trapped, I just needed to dive down a little bit and simply swim away.
Had I continued to push on that boat for much longer I would have passed out and probably drowned. Getting out of the situation alive required the following paradigm shift:
Instead of struggling to swim upward, I had to swim downward to reach the surface.
Perhaps on another post, I will elaborate on that last sentence. For now, I think it's worth leaving with you to ponder on your own.