by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
Last night I encouraged a couple to take a risk and be honest with each other and to listen to the message in what each is saying while trying not to be defensive. This morning I came across this great piece, author unknown.
To laugh is to risk appearing foolish.
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 hope is to risk despair.
To try is to risk failure.
To live is to risk dying.
Yet risks are often taken,
because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risk nothing
may avoid suffering and sorrow,
Yet he reduces his chances to learn, feel, change, grow, love or live.
Chained by his opinions,
He forfeits the opportunity to contribute
to the growth of the whole.
To risk is our gift and our choice.
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