Playing with fire

Portugal 2012, yes we are back to Portugal as we enjoy an evening stroll through town, a fire juggling artist showing off her skills outside a restaurant. 

Such an interesting phrase "playing with fire" - in the image the meaning is literal, in life it can mean danger, and one time I joine a training with the same name an they focused on gang violence. 

I wonder what image it conjures up for you?Is your life calm enough to feel at ease with the world, or does it feel like you are playing with fire constantly?How many times have you been burnt by the flame of life? How many times did you avoid it?

Yesterday when speaking with another client I was trying to get across the idea of gola setting and we used geting to a tree as an example ( we were sitting in a park enjoying the sun) and I was explaining that if the goal was to go to a tree in the distance it didn't matter how I got there for the time being, the point was to get there, maybe I would trip a few times along the way becasue of the uneven ground, maybe my ego would be bruised a bit, but ,if I made it to the tree, I achieved what I set out to do. And of course if how I got to the tree made me copromise my integraty, then perhaps the means did not justify the way. And of course if I made it to one tree, why not go to one that is a bit further because this one no longer fit my needs, the other onw was wider, with soething that looked like a seat, so now the goal became to make it to the other tree, and with that I was trying to explain how our brain gets used to a new state of being and therefore is seeking a new challange. And of course a new challange, and all the while we are a success achieving machine, but the question is do these successes serve us well? Do they compromise us in any way? Do we give up on who we are in order to achieve something? Do we put ourselves in danger in order to achieve it? Or can we achieve something without loosing who we are and our compass?

How close have you ever gotten to th fire?

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