The ski racer
on his edge
in his wake.
From 1995-1997 I ski raced (mainly giant slalom) at the amateur level, living in Vail Colorado for most of the latter two years. The giant-slalom course got icy around the gates, especially for the later racers. I raced on 203cm Volkl skis because they were known to hold their edges well on ice.
Paradoxically, being on the edge in ski-race turns as well as in life is the safest place to be. Carving up the slope or carving up a trading chart requires taking risks. Not foolish risks . . . necessary risks. Risks designed by life to bring about spiritual growth, these are the risks to take. A trader’s character is finely honed by risk.
When we embrace challenge through walking on the razor’s edge of our spiritual process, we are in perfect balance. Life doesn’t need to teach us a lesson, we are learning voluntarily—at a rapid rate. We live fully . . . on the edge.