Exposure to danger brings good fortune to those who move beyond it. Like boaters staying afloat through white-water rapids, those faced with serious challenges need to remain alert. They must take all available precautions and, above all, must keep going forward so as to remove themselves from harm’s way. Once the danger has passed, everything is good.
A positive aspect of danger is that it offers an excellent chance to cleanse the senses and strengthen the spirit. Surviving danger brings tremendous reinvigoration, sharpening the eye and mind for future challenges.
It is reckless to court danger, but critical for inner development not to shrink from it either. Those who respond to danger most effectively are those who can establish an inner bubble of calm in the midst of the action. An emotionally stable center keeps one rooted in the moment, alert and focused. Courage at such times springs from focused attention and a brave willingness to penetrate the moment of danger to its very core, so as to shape it and transform it.