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BASE jumping version: Finding your church in what you do

Photo by Marko Markovich

Andrew Rossig and two buddies jumped off One World Trade Center on September 30, 2013.
BASE jumpers are so named because instead of jumping out of airplanes the way your average daredevil parachuter does, they dial the danger volume to 11. They jump off structures. 
Building, Antenna, Span, Earth. 

BASE.

This kind of jumping amps up the lethality. There are only seconds to react.
Here at The World Is Freaky Beautiful we celebrate conscious connection in all its forms. 
Though you may never desire to live out your connection the way Andrew Rossig does — hell, it’s not for me — you who are seeking to infuse greater meaning into everything you do will appreciate this:

But the moment he hit the air, he felt something spiritual, too. 

“For me, ” Andrew says, “it’s just an acknowledgment to the universe that my time is not guaranteed here and I’m going to live it the way I want to live it. And faith is an action, and belief is an action.” 

After hundreds of jumps around the country, he knew religion when he found it.  

“Jumping,” he says, “that’s my church.”

From an article in Maxim, Jul/Aug 2014 by David Kushner: The High Price of BASE Jumping The World Trade Center.

It can’t be said better than that. Faith is an action. Belief is in your actions. Living your beliefs is the highest ideal. Your real church is in what you do and how you live what you do.
I wish all that for you this weekend — and beyond. To infinity and beyond . . . 

For you 

Evan Griffith
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