posted on Aug, 31 2015 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: smirkley
Bit like you probably...I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie too...
Love competing in motorsports, love extreme freediving, love base jumping...all that.
Like you I don't really
have a fear of death...more a fear of not living each moment to the fullest (which doesn't mean devoting every waking
moment to doing everything under the sun, certainly also means simply appreciating the beauty that is found in every moment regardless of what you're
doing, where you are, whom you are with).
Also...doesn't mean that I take risks just for the hell of taking risks.
Oh no. I hugely value life...so any risks I take are certainly calculated ones.
The risk is still there...but you mitigate it...as the *rush* can just as easily turn to *ruin* if you make a mistake or if fate decides.
If anything that's what my many brushes with Death have taught me - that life itself is beyond beautiful...indefinably precious...that each and every
one of us are a gift upon this earth and so too this earth is a gift to us.
That's not to deny that sometimes life is crap, that sometimes people do crappy things...but I do not believe any single one of us is without
redemption....we just make crappy choices occasionally...
My career for over 2 decades has been devoted to helping others heal.
I work predominately within the mental health sector...mainly as a private consultant now...and the wife and I take in and foster 'at-risk youth'.
...gotta treasure life...for it's a treasure gifted freely and that should be given to others freely...
There's an old saying I love:
"Only the warrior who has tasted the bitterness of death can truly appreciate the sweetness of life"
edit on 31-8-2015 by alien because: (no reason given)