Sunday, April 6, 2008

Did you know . . .

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental
To reach out for another is to risk involvement
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self
To place your ideas, your dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss
To love is to risk not being loved in return
To live is to risk dying
To hope is to risk despair
To try is to risk failure
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing and is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.
Chained by their certitudes, they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom.
Only a person who risks is free.
--Leo Bascaglia

2 comments:

Anna said...

COH very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Channelofhealing said...

Anna, when I saw it, it just made me reflect on my state of mind at the moment.
Godbless