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Leaving your Safety Zone...Living

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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:14 PM
So many of us live inside this safe zone, this comfortable place. Every now and then (or more often than not) we need to step just a bit outside this circle. It's so comfortable and safe to stay just there.

Some step outside based on an adventurous soul, some just because it's a part of life. Rewarding always...but it takes a bit of thought and presence of mind. Crazy is one thing, but "life" is something different. Sometimes its skeery to try, to rappel down that rock face, not knowing what below holds. Sometimes you're afraid...gosh, I've been afraid, armored tanks running across the road I was going to work on, .50 machine guns cutting down trees in front of me...snakes in the water outside my vehicle. Yes, I've been afraid..not scared to admit it either.

At the end of the day, life is rich. There is no regret, only regret if you wouldn't have taken the risk to begin with.

It's what makes life complete. It's not always pretty, and sometimes you've got a few scars to show from it, but at the end of the day it's part of a person's "character", something which can never be taken away.

I leave you with this, just a simple video made of a drone in fireworks...just imagine your life, the risks...and the rewards!

We only have ONE life!

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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:19 PM
A nice sentiment but not everyone views the rewards as worth the risk, myself among them.

There is very little I want out of life, ever has it been so. The things that most strive for and stoke their ambition for never made sense to me. Leaves me in a life that I believe most could not handle.

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:20 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Nice!!! S/F

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:34 PM
Can't say I have the valour within to step into a WarZone like yourself...

Sure, I can claim conscientious objector, but take that away, I am still unaware if I'd take those steps.

But, and this may seem small, or frivolous... Or bunk...
I did step into the realms of Black Majick and dark Astral Projection for a few years...

I don't find my schizophrenia & the voices I hear and things I see worsening after to be a coincidence...

I guess I'm saying, if you're a thrill seeker...
It can be a hell of a ride.

I wouldn't advise it though...

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:41 PM
Interesting post, and it makes me think of those who push things to the extremes, eg base jumpers, pot holers etc, who are into weird and dangerous sports/activities.

When I hear stories of someone who had an accident while doing one of these extreme sports, I just think "No #, Sherlock".

Yes, life is to be lived, and enjoyed, but IMO you always need to weigh up the risks involved to make sure the joy you get is more than the potential loss of life, dismemberment or paralysis.

Each person needs to find what turns them on, for some "living" dangerously may be as much as trying out a new flavour of ice cream, and that is ok - it is up to them to decide.

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I take calculated risks based on necessity.

I can watch YouTube if I feel like watching someone fail spectacularly.

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:14 PM
Nice video...

I want a drone SO bad. Would take my photography to the next level.

Pun intended.

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:35 PM
I don't see it as pushing things to the extreme. Leaving my safety zone... Is just maybe walking into something public, whether I have been there before or not.

I am not good at talking to people. I have been on the same construction site for almost 3 years and have talked to maybe a dozen people ( not counting the guys I work with... and I don't even know all of them) This job site has to have 3-400 guys easy. I am a foreman, I ran the night shift for the 9 months it was on. Also I have worked construction sites of various sizes for 30 years. This is one of the biggest

I know my job, I have confidence in myself, I am fit and good looking, intelligent and articulate words well but when it coes to speaking to people, outside my comfort zone.
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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 07:55 PM
Agreed, that is why I gave the example of choosing a new ice cream flavour.

It is just that I was talking about the thrill junkies as well in my post, but that does not apply to everyone as you rightly pointed out.

Just trying to think about different levels of risk,danger, fun whatever you want to call it.

a reply to: tinner07

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:09 PM

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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:35 PM
a reply to: 1984hasarrived

I hear ya. Those "thrill junkies probably have issues too. I work 185 feet in the air at this job, on open steel, at night, up until recently. that doesnt scare me.

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:43 PM
Just reading that scares me

I don't do heights.

a reply to: tinner07

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 08:53 PM
AT the holdem table at my local Indian Casino; high stakes poker will separate the men from the boys right quick!!

Leaving your Safety Zone.

What Safety Zone?

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:06 PM
I just raise cows.

Oh, I and I might have launched a Space Shuttle or two, built a bridge they said couldn't be built...lived in a place where they said I would surely perish. Yeah, maybe it's just flying a drone, but you see; that's just it...sometimes it seems so innocuous in the moment. It's like that time when you can ride on the big horse, or go home. It was a nice horse, but it might not have been. Who knew? It doesn't matter

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:18 PM
Sometimes there are those who believe in greatness and will reach for the stars...and never stop until they get there.

The definition of the stars which are right for you are a personal journey.

I don't know if Gawd exists, or who's Gawd is right for you, but at the end of the day...we, as humans define our own lives.

We can live those lives under the cover of safety and security, OR, sometimes we can step outside of what is comfortable and truly experience LIFE.

It's really up to YOU! Go OUT THERE and DO IT!! matter what it is!!

Much love!


P.S....I would like to think of myself as a reasonably good photographer, but a much better observer of LIFE. Things didn't always work out perfect, but I always learned something from them and wouldn't want it any other way.

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posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:41 PM
AND...when you believe in yourself and all you can do, when you finally see the light, you will see the sunrise wherever you are. A new day, making you a better person, just a little bit; but that small "little" bit is the way forward to enlightenment and happiness in your soul!


posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:44 PM
Never matter what!

Never be afraid, life is skeery sometimes.

Never run from the towards it. It makes life a better place!

posted on Apr, 18 2016 @ 09:55 PM

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posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 04:35 AM
I like the tone of your message and I can relate since today I got invited to go on a drive into the countryside then foolishly almost opted to stay in town to take care of errands.

Turns out the ringleader of our roadtrip wanted to go up toward Mt Saint Helens. We stopped to jump into the ice melt river and my mother led the charge while I filmed her on her phone cam and got a great video.

I had just donated plasma twice in the last 3-4 days so I did not want to risk going in but I sacked up and got halfway in

The ever growing city gets me down as I always preferred the quiet life in the Cascades anyways but it really is a pleasure to get out there again after so many years away not knowing if I would make it back let alone be able to live in the Pacific Northwest again.

Never stop fighting to get back up and get out there guys.

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