You need not egg them on or chase them down, they will come be it man made, God given, karma driven, self inflicted, the storms of life hit. For years I have spoken and written about my storm experiences. The majority of personal insight I've shared has been either, 'seek the center of the storm where there is calm and peace' or 'bravely hold your ground and face the storm head on' (and usually this being done with eyes closed). There's nothing wrong with this advice and I've made every attempt to live by example of it. Recently though I've come to a new stance on life's storms ~ walk straight into them, yes, simply walk straight into the storm with eyes, mind, heart, spirit, all senses wide open. It is not for the 'faint of heart' and I believe while I have learned so much from the storms of my life, having had this understanding early on I may have emerged from each one a little more enriched, more spirited, more eternally whole. However, in saying this, I know I would have had to truly come to a more complete understanding of what it means to 'walk straight into the storm'. Not everyone is ready to take that walk, including myself several years ago. In fact, without the awakening to this knowledge I may have emerged the complete opposite. Without this wisdom of 'stepping into the storm' coupled with the truth that we never relinquish our freedom of choice, I may have remained in a state of brokenness, fractured, filled with guilt, anger, resentment, blame, shame. The outcome would have been much different. Either way the quote above is true. I am not the same person.
How will you choose to engage with the storms of life or the better question is how will you emerge from those storms?