Risk Taking

I’m not much of a thrill seeker.  I prefer the safe, reliable way of doing things, thank you very much.

And yet sometimes the safe, reliable way of doing things can be detrimental…

Anais Nin said, “Then the time came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

To love is to risk.  It means placing your heart in the hands of another, to risk potentially being hurt.

For the last several years, I’ve chosen the safe, reliable path of keeping my heart safely surrounded by the self-protecting walls I built around it.  I refused to offer it to another… and in doing so thought I was being safe. 

And yet keeping my heart “tight in the bud” is perhaps a larger risk than that of trusting it to another.

I’m ready to blossom… knowing full-well there’s risk involved…

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~ by Serena on January 20, 2010.

2 Responses to “Risk Taking”

  1. Hmmmm…. interesting….

  2. […] To love and be loved (post walling myself off and not being open to love) […]

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