Caution in all things becomes far more effective when used in combination with judgement. However, judgement is also the stumbling block to a higher consciousness. Another paradox is created, we are taught to use Caution and good Judgement in every situation. The result from caution is that it keeps us in Fear. Taken to the extreme we can easily become Afraid to experience anything and never Live. Judgement leads us to becoming cynical of everything but our own opinion leaving us with a life hardly worth living. A more objective and productive method of doing things is garnered by assimilating the best available information on or about anything and making an informed choice based on facts. Preferences then become the imperative and a far easier method of operating. Working in the material reality this scientific approach allows the building of many things including space craft.
When one starts dealing with the realities of our Spiritual aspects it is a different matter entirely. It is almost a completely emotional level process. Women are more attuned and used to dealing with feelings, thereby enabling them to experience the deeper spiritual experiences. Most men are used to using their logic in an attempt to understand for what in the most part is an abstraction that has never been quantified.
For anyone attempting to explore the process of experiencing their spiritual nature. It is advisable to recognize that almost all groups, institutions or organizations usually have their own agendas, goals and beliefs. Many are not aligned to the needs of the individual but rather to some intractable dogma and theosophy long held while demonstrating little effort to change.
Anyone who tells you that they are the only one's who have The Answer and all others are wrong is Wrong. Anyone who professes Love while describing all the others as Lost is Wrong. Anyone Judging anyone is Wrong. Anyone demanding your complete surrender to think for yourself is Wrong. Anyone who tells you that you are unworthy is Wrong. The list is endless yet the essential guide is Anyone or Anything that causes you Shame, Pain or Suffering is doing something Wrong.
Compare all things with the experience of sitting on a blanket on top of a mountain, if it is better you may be onto something.