Osho often quotes that to feel more alive, to feel more youthful, to feel more life force flowing...take risks.
The man who does not take risks is dead and should be in the grave already.
Risk implies you do not know what the future holds, you are deliberately stepping into the scary unknown. Hence why it is a risk.
You may get a favourable outcome, or a less than favourable outcome. You may blow the opportunity or you may capitalise on it. But you will lose the favourable outcome if you DONT gamble.
Isn't that weird? You can lose by taking the risk, but ironically if you don't take the risk you WILL lose!
I am not talking about money I am talking about life in general.
There are opportunities which may imply risk, and do you think it is in our best interests to take those risky opportunities? Will there ever be a time where staying on the safe comfortable comfort-zone is going to pay off?
I have felt most alive when I have made decisions. But I have felt most zestful when I have made decisions where there is some sort of implied risk.
Have you managed to live a life you feel proud of, and attain everything you want in life without some perceived risk?
I argue you haven't but please prove me wrong.
The answer is, "It depends".
It depends on how good you are at applying LOA principles and releasing techniques. You need to be very, very good because your gambles will land you into one sticky situation after another. If you have built up such skill and confidence over the years that you KNOW that you can get out of any situation quickly and bend reality routinely, then yes, living a roller-coaster life is the only way to live. In fact, you wouldn't be asking this question. You'd go out and live your life exactly that way and be surprised that others don't do the same.
And before you ask, no, I don't live my life in a "risky" manner either, for the exact same reason. But one day, my friend, one day...
In my experience, there is no right or wrong here. Or should I say, there is no "better way" to live your life. Whether you want to live life as a risk taker or want to have an easy ride with minimal bumps and risks, both are equally valid.
To me, it's almost like saying "Is it better to eat Indian or Chinese?" or "Is it better to watch an action movie or a romcom?". It is a matter of personal preference.
I certainly know a few people who are quite happy living a quiet, risk-averse life. And I don't think there is anything wrong with that at all.
The other point I wanted to make is if you look at me for example. I used to be risk-averse, but now I am certainly more of a risk taker because like you, I feel more alive and I feel like I am flowing more life energy when I take risks. I feel like I learn a lot more this way and expand a lot more.
So, you might prefer one way more than another at different stages of your life just like you might go through a phase in your life where you might prefer Chinese food or action movies over other alternatives.
answered 01 Jan, 13:15
1."Risk implies you do not know what the future holds, you are deliberately stepping into the scary unknown. Hence why it is a risk".
TRUST in the univres/god/higher self is the key to everything.
when you trust 100% that the world is backing you up in everything, you have the power to go out to the world with absolutly zero expectation for whats going to come, but you know 100% its going to be good for you. the only work should be on trust. when you trust you take the biggest risk because you let go of the belife system of controling situations.
2 "I have felt most alive when I have made decisions. But I have felt most zestful when I have made decisions where there is some sort of implied risk".
there is not much difference between part one and part two of the sentance. in both you've felt great. when we make decisions we usually go out of our comfort zone. its just that in part two you were probably more aware/living in the now.
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