(I've posted this quote from the Tao Te Ching once before, in 2009. However, because it becomes wiser and more valuable the longer you think about it, it's worth saying twice.)
One who is good at preserving his life
does not avoid tigers and rhinoceroses
when he walks in the hills;
nor does he put on armor and take up weapons
when he enters battle.
In this man
the rhinoceros has no place to jab its horn.
The tiger has no place to fasten its claws.
Weapons have no place to admit their blades.
what is the reason for this?
Because on him there are no mortal spots.
(quote from the Tao Te Ching)
And writer Peter Leschak explains the mystery of survival
"You must be so alive you simply cannot die."