praxis\ PRAK-sis \ noun;
1. Practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.
2. Convention, habit, or custom.
3. A set of examples for practice.
I am a total word nerd. I have several "word of the day" type subscriptions that are delivered to my email. I love words. I am, admittedly, a word slut.
The relevancy to my present situation of today's word, praxis, just cannot be overlooked. I find myself on the precipice of an experience I honestly never thought or dreamed or, truth be told, fantasized myself facing. Facing the choice to remain in the realm of theory or to walk across whatever threshold exists and enter into the real world, what will I do?
How many can remember your first leap? The first confession of your need? Your first taking, or your first submitting? How you stood on that precipice and took the chance, accepted the risk, and broke the barrier between your musings of what it could be into the realization?
This is the place in which I stand. As I stand here I feel my palms sweat, my heart race and my skin tingle as I imagine closing my eyes, taking a deep breath and walking off the edge of theory into the unknown.