Live Dangerously

To live dangerously means to live life as if each moment is its own end. Each moment has its own intrinsic value.

And you are not afraid.

And you know death is there and you accept the fact that death is there, and you are not hiding against death.

In fact, you go and encounter death. You enjoy those moments of encountering death -- physically, psychologically, spiritually.

Enjoying those moments where you come directly in contact with death, where death becomes almost a reality, is what I mean when I say live dangerously.

Love brings you face to face with death.

Meditation brings you face to face with death.

Coming to a master is coming to your own death.

Facing somebody who has disappeared, is entering an abyss in which you can be lost, and you can become an anagamin.

Those who are courageous, they go headlong.

They search all opportunities of danger.

Their life philosophy is not that of insurance companies.

Their life philosophy is that of a mountain climber, a glider, a surfer.

And not only in the outside seas they surf; they surf in their innermost seas. And not only on the outside they climb Alps and Himalayas; they seek inner peaks.

But remember one thing -- never forget the art of risking, never never. Always remain capable of risking.

And wherever you can find an opportunity to risk, never miss it, and you will never be a loser. Risk is the only guarantee for being truly alive.

~ Author: Unkown