Wind For Wings Philosophy

About Flying

Have you ever experienced flying? It is an amazing feeling. I can not help but quote a few lines from one of my favorite books - "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

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There is an art, or, rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day and try it. All it requires is simply the ability to throw yourself forward with all your weight, and the willingness not to mind that it's going to hurt.

That is, it's going to hurt if you fail to miss the ground. Most people fall to miss the ground, and if they are really trying properly, the likelihood is that they will fail to miss it fairly hard. Clearly, it is the second part, the missing, which presents the difficulties.

One problem is that you have to miss the ground accidentally. It's no good deliberately intending to miss the ground because you won't. You have to have you attention suddenly distracted by something else when you're halfway there, so that you are no longer thinking about falling, or about the ground, or about how much it's going to hurt if you fail to miss it.

It is notoriously difficult to prize your attention away from these three things during the split second you have at your disposal. Hence most people's failure, and their eventual disillusionment with this exhilarating and spectacular sport. If, however, you are lucky enough to have your attention momentarily distracted at the crucial moment by, say, a gorgeous pair of legs (tentacles, pseudopodia, according to phyllum and/or personal inclination) or a bomb going off in your vicinity, or by suddenly spotting an extremely rare species of beetle crawling along a nearby twig, then in your astonishment you will miss the ground completely and remain bobbing just a few inches above it in what might seem to be a slightly foolish manner. This is a moment for superb and delicate concentration. 

Bob and float, bob and float. Ignore all considerations of your own weight and simply let yourself waft higher. Do not listen to what anybody says to you at this point because they are unlikely to say anything helpful. They are most likely to say something along the lines of "Good God, you can't possibly be flying!" 

It is vitally important not to believe them or they will suddenly be right. Waft higher and higher. Try a few swoops, gentle ones at first, then drift above the treetops breathing regularly.

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Flight is about freedom, elation, grace, scaling new heights and a sense of achievement. Everybody wants to experience such feelings. And it is in everyone's capacity to do it. We just need to have the courage to throw ourself to the ground, miss hitting the ground accidentally, not get distracted by others, recognize and have faith on your abilities, and enjoy!


About Wind for Wings

Everyone has wings, in the form of interests and abilities. Each one of us has abilities that we are good at. Some of us recognize it, but sometimes we don't hone our skills and therefore they are not readily recognizable. All it takes to bring it out is some trigger or a helping hand that provides the wind beneath our wings to let us soar. 

This little place here is about the wind beneath soaring wings. It is about people who have passion for flight and the passion to motivate others as well.

Wind for Wings is the place to share knowledge and skills, about your profession or hobby.

For the expert in you:

If you are passionate about any subject and are good at it, but are not very adept at creating websites, Wind For Wings will help you create an online forum to showcase it and share it with others. You will get to know what other people with similar interests are doing. You will also be able to guide people who want to follow in your wake. 

If you already are online and have a website or blog, you may want to link your site to Wind for Wings. 

Your interaction with Wind for Wings will be free of charge, primarily over e-mail. 
To set up an online forum, Wind for Wings will engage with you up to a period of 4 weeks to understand your goals and guide you through setting up an appropriate online presence. Wind for Wings aims to set everything up on zero cost facilities like Google sites, Google apps, Wordpress blogs or similar infrastructure. However, if desired, you may bear the cost and go for any paid infrastructure as well. Wind for Wings will categorize and showcase your forum by listing it on windforwings.com and will direct seekers to your forum. Wind for Wings reserves the right to accept or deny any assignment or terminate the association at any point of time.

For the seeker in you:

If you are someone who wants to follow your passion, but need some support, you will find experts sharing your interests and eager to guide you.

 Get in touch!

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