If the possibility of dying in our sleep never stopped us from going to sleep every night, why should the thought of getting hurt stop us from falling in love?
Life is a never-ending gamble. In everything we do, we gamble our hearts and our very own existence, so why be afraid to take risks and live life?
We are innately vulnerable to both natural and man-made mishaps and catastrophe. We can get hit by a car anytime, get struck by lightning, catch a virus, break a bone, the roof can collapse whilst we are asleep, even a simple act of yawning can result to a very unfortunate case of locked jaw.
We do not have the faculty to protect our loved ones either. One way or another, someone close to us will go, get hurt or even leave us for good. We have no power over it nor can we avert such an event. We cannot fully insulate ourselves as well as our hearts either. Even the healthiest person can get sick.
One way or another, we will care for someone and that someone will deliberately or inadvertently cause us pain. So what's the point of going to extreme lengths to be wary and vigilant about life?
Lets live in this world like there's no tomorrow. Go places you've only dreamed of going, meet people, materialize your wildest dreams, conquer your fears, do what you want, anyway you desire, and don't let anybody tell you how to live your life. It's your life and we only live it once.
Follow your dreams, what is there to lose? Keep trying. Keep pushing. Never take no for an answer. It's your aspiration and no one has the right to say no to your dreams except you and you are the only one that can make it happen.
Give your heart to someone. Don't be afraid to love and get hurt. You have survived it before; you will survive it again. Love with all your heart, do whatever it takes. If it doesn't work out, at least in the end you can say to yourself that you did your part. Like an old saying says, "Sing like no one's listening, dance like no one is watching and love like you have never been hurt before."
Live and love life! It can be a great one, if we want it to be.
Copyright © 2009 Katherine Whellams