I stretch my legs, bend them and give it a push, just as they told me. I cannot move my hand as he is holding it. He tells me to relax. If I relax, all will be fine. The basic step is to relax. Yes! I need to relax. I concentrate on stretching my leg, bend them and giving it a push, just as they told. Its not difficult if I concentrate.
The ground below me is getting farther and farther. Its just 2 meters. He tells me. 2 Meters is not much. I am still concentrating on my legs.
Its 2 and half meters. My mind starts calculating. It’s a meter more than my actual height. My feet don’t touch the ground. I sense, I will be floating without touching the ground. My hands become stiff. I clench my fist tightly, the tension of my mind transferred to my fist. I held on to his hand not wanting to let go. I have completely lost focus on my legs. My feet are trying to touch what was once solid ground. I cannot feel the ground.
I panic. My hands wave frantically trying to find the ground all the time my brain screaming to find the ground with your feet. He shouts “relax! Relax!” Somehow my mind and ears do not listen. I look up with the lights my head bounces below the water. You always saw light in after death experience. Could this be an after death experience?
“Hold the wall” he almost screamed. I am still waving my hand frantically when my hands touch solid ground actually it’s the wall. My legs have still not touched ground. I try opening my eyes and look at him. He has been talking for a long time now
“Relax!” he says.
I smile “I guess it will take time” He nods
After all, its just my second day in the Swimming class!