Flying buttresses to support the cathedral you are.
I have always been obsessed with cathedrals—which is noteworthy, considering I’m not a Christian, nor am I well-versed with what typically happens inside them.
It’s the outside of those ancient and enduring structures that fascinate me most.
Sure, gargoyles are cool, but it’s the flying buttresses I’m drawn to because of the humble service they offer these sacred buildings.
If you walk along the outside of a cathedral you’ll see them quietly at work, those arches that extend (or “fly”) from the ground to support the paper-thin walls reach ever higher—to the light.
There is an intimacy between the walls of a cathedral and the flying buttresses—a necessary tension that enables the structure to stand upright even in storms.
It’s my hope these 10 practices might serve as flying buttresses to hold you upright—rooting you as you soar to new heights.