With a title like “are you a risk taker in your life” sounds like, you jump out of planes, you gamble on stocks, shares or even the horses, or you do things on a whim.
Risk taking means different things to different people. For some people, taking risks might mean, meeting and dating someone on-line. For another, risk taking might be, rock climbing with no ropes at Mt Arapiles.
Sometimes we are heading along in our lives, like taking a canoe trip down a river. Early on the river doesn’t have a lot of flow about it, then the river begins to move faster, it may even become rapids and next minute you are heading towards the waterfall in your canoe.
Your level of risk has just increased and there is a point – the point of no return, where the only place to go is forward in the flow.
At this point in your life you are facing your risks. For me it is where I face my fears and my regrets. I say things like, I shouldn’t have done that, wished I had never come. It is like I am sitting in the canoe on the edge of the waterfall with my hands gripping the sides of the river bank, as I fight against the flow of my life.
For anyone on the banks of the river looking at me, I would look pretty silly. But to me, it makes perfect sense. When I fight my fears and regrets, it manifests in me, by making me get sick or have a headache etc.
I need to turn the risk – my fears and regrets, into a journey of trust and love in myself.
You know when you have gone over the waterfall of life, there is a serenity and peace awaiting you at the bottom.
So take every stroke in your life with love and trust and enjoy the journey.