Adrenaline junkies all over the world are adrenaline junkies only because there is an underlying peace or joy in the dangerous activities that they do, which of course is that they experience peace in dangerous fearful situations. Part of going through a spiritual path is that the Guru also explains the need to be Nirbau(without fear) or Nirvair(without enmity). I have already mentioned in one of my previous blog posts, that how pick up artists found inner peace or happiness by consistently confronting their fear of approaching women. They did the activity(approaching women) for a couple of years and reached a state of inner peace or the state of zero ego.
Now let’s get to the point, the reason I am writing this post, is because I wanted to share a case of an adrenaline junkie BASE-jumper known as Jeb Corliss. If you have heard of him, great, if you have not then check this video below:
Clearly, by watching the video only, one starts to feel an adrenaline rush within. The video has about 31 million views and was shot in Walenstadt Switzerland. The dude is a complete badass.
This dude has done over 10’s of thousands of BASE jumps(or probably more) in his lifetime, and he doesn’t look like who wants to stop in the near future. When asked, that why he does what he does? Why he keeps on performing such dangerous death-defying stunts? He simply answers, that he gets immense joy when he jumps off the cliff, and he doesn’t get time to live in the mind, but totally lives in the moment, when he’s flying.
Here’s a video below on his opinion on fear:
At around 1 min 10 seconds, he clearly says, in the moment when you already jumped off the cliff, the yesterday does not matter, the tomorrow does not matter, what matters is right NOW, which is exactly what every real spiritual master teaches, that don’t live in the past or the future, but right now, in the present moment.
The next case is of a lady who asked a question on Quora:
Q: As a woman, what obstacles might I have to overcome in my quest for enlightenment/spiritual living?
For example, it feels dangerous going out in the Himalayas and living in a cave alone, not because as a person I’m afraid to do so, but because I might get raped.
A: Fear is and always been a major obstacle in reaching enlightenment. That’s how you develop faith. And when you have faith, in the moments of complete danger, you surrender to the universe to save you, and that is when you have godly experience. Do you really think men do not have any fear? Do you really think any guy as a guy feels safe all the time?
Remember the incident of Draupadi in Mahabharata. In the last moments, where she really felt there’s no escape to her situation, she completely surrendered to Krishna, and Krishna saved her from dishonor. And that’s exactly how it should be. Some situations are inevitable, you cannot escape them. But if you have faith in the Lord, then you can conquer anything, and the most important, yourself.
The whole point of the article is that the reader should realize, that the dangerous situations can bring joy or peace to a person, but he/she doesn’t necessarily have to actively put him/herself in those situations all the time to find it. If they follow a spiritual path religiously and lives for the validation of the Guru, inner peace or joy becomes second nature.
Thank you for reading.