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Danger is Dangerous

If anyone has read the Celestine Prophecy line "there are no coincides" will ring true. So after just having a coincidence that would otherwise be described as an opportunity I am inspired to write.

Last night I saw the movie Twilight – teenage love, angst, Vampire movie. It was fun and there should have been nothing more to it, however I left feeling like something had reverberated deeply with me and all last night I could not put my finger on it. I actually felt a little disturbed at the emotion that had been swilling in my gut. This morning on the Precision Nutrition forum I read a post by one of the members about a T-shirt designed for Krista Schaus and her training partner Renee. Danger is dangerous! Adrenalin!

Danger is dangerous. It is also exciting, fulfilling, and it is the part of life that makes us feel alive. It is that feeling of warmth that rises from the pit of our stomach and raises to our head, standing hairs on end and instantly raising our temperature a few degrees to the point that our hands sweat and faces flush. How incredible is it that we can experience such a huge physical reaction to a thought – a reaction that we could never replicate by exercise.

I really do not believe in coincidences and the timing of these 2 things has made me look at some decisions I am making. It is so easy to accept that safe option, the option that does not raise the blood pressure, the option that ensures the mortgage is paid every month, the option of regrets. At 41 I am close to half way through my life, I look at my colleagues, family and friends of the same age and I wonder who is being safe and who is being dangerous? We are told by our parents and teachers when we are young to go to college, get a degree, and study a profession to fall back on. We are then counseled to invest in a home, property, to make sure you set yourself up for the future. What future? What does a College degree and 2 investment houses do for our souls? What do we do every day that sets our adrenalin pumping? We end up releasing cortisol all day every day and then work ourselves into an unhappy and unfulfilling life because we are too scared of danger.

I know that feeling. Every time I stand by the platform in my knee wraps and squat suit before my first competition squat, that feeling is so strong I almost want to be physically sick. When I walk back from that first successful lift that feeling is amplified and I am on top of the world.

I do not need to own things, I need to do things.


Source by Lisa Stokes

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