Welcome to Ezinne Arua Blog
You know footpaths are narrow regardless of how wide the surrounding land mass is.
There is a limit to what one needs or can use out of the abundance available to them.
Understanding this is the bedrock of the principal behind risk and risk-taking.
Imagine for a second that you are made to walk on a slap of footprints, almost exactly the size of your feet and the ground surrounding it is hallow.
Assin Fear Factor kind of task or Indiana Jones or Laura Croft kind of stunt.
Many will be afraid, me included. Why will I afraid? After all my footpath is narrow. Do I need the presence the presence of the extra landmass I’m not going to step on?
You know what risk-taking is?
It is walking on that narrow footpath, without the extra landmass(which you don’t need) surrounding it, providing comfort.
That is what we see as risk.
The taker,risk-takers know this. They understand they don’t really need the surrounding landmass. Those who are afraid believe that without it,they’ll fail, fall.
Monks who have stripped their lives of all luxuries understand this. They stripped their need down to food,clothing and shelther, all at basic levels,making everything else redundant. And they pride the peace within which they enjoy.
Life keeps living.
Maybe life needs the assurance of abundance even though it doesn’t need it all. At least not all at once. That is why we get too full from feeding, yet we are born with a yearning appetite.
We live in a big world where each of us are full wherever we occupy, no matter how big or small. And the world is not full.
Yet we keep striving everyday, to have an abundance of what we don’t need. To make a living for a life of an unsure durationTags: Ezinne Arua, Risk