There’s an old English expression about having your feet planted firmly on the ground.  In other words, you’re practical, realistic and most importantly, sensible.  Ugh.

Hey, I love nature and green grass and the earth as much as the next person, but there are times when it’s really important to head for the stars and forget being sensible.  If all we ever did was listen to the man of reason in us, we’d never change… facts would always be set in stone, everything remain the same.  As Jim Rohn used to say,  “If you don’t like how things are, change them, you’re not a tree.” 

Let me introduce you to Natsumi Hayashi, otherwise known as The Levitating Girl.

She was told she needed to have “her feet planted firmly on the ground”...sound familiar anyone?  But she wanted to have her feet off the ground, to fly, to be imaginative, optimistic and willing to look at life in an entirely different way. To be the complete opposite of how her peers thought she should be.

She took a look at the life offered her by having her feet planted firmly on the ground and basically thanks…not in my world.  And now she’s flying high. All over Tokyo.  They don’t call her the levitating girl for nothing.

She wasn’t going to let anyone else’s beliefs box her in.  She decided who she was going to be and then became it.  Maybe we should all take a look at where we’re boxed in and take a leap of faith our own selves.  For starters I’d like to jump as high as this girl.

Encourage each other.

Love Elle.


Images and website Natsumi Hayashi


Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.

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