Inspriration,  Reflection

“Screw the box”

Within the freediving world there are people who have unique perspectives of life. I have had the opportunity to meet one of them. One of the most extraordinary persons I met, Stig Pryds. The words below are the words of Stig.

…it sometimes feels like life is trying to fit you in a box…maybe you don’t fit in this box…

Stig Pryds
Screw the box

“it sometimes feels like life is trying to fit you in a box
school is putting you in a box
your job is putting you in a box
your insurance company is putting you in a box

maybe you don’t fit in this box
maybe you don’t want to be in this box at all
and the only way out is a dark road

it is not an easy decision to take
it is not an easy road to walk
but the feeling of being trapped in a box is just…

so you venture into the dark
and it turns out that the dark doesn’t hurt

your eyes adjust and you see where the road is leading
it often leads to a point where you have to take a leap of faith
or go back to the box
so you jump

the faith bit is not so much the leaping
it’s in the landing
the space between them can feel forever
but when you land – and you will
you will learn that the landing teaches you to fly”

Stig Pryds, Freediver

Photo by: Bastien Soleil
See also

See the video Stig did together with the famous underwater photographer Daan Verhoeven – Screw the box. Visit Stigs website if you want to know more about him and his acheivements at www.stigpryds.com.

Be kind to yourself, be kind to others.

Nicole Edensbo, 2019-11-09
Kalamata, Greece

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