I’m joining the fun over at LisaJo Baker’s place today with another wild and crazy Five Minute Friday post! The idea is to write for 5 minutes flat, no editing. Just writing from the heart.
Today’s prompt: Risk
For so long the risk seemed to outweigh the reward.
So, I kept it to myself. Played it close to the vest. Tucked it away in the deepest parts of who I am, until I wasn’t sure who that was anymore.
Now I’m no longer convinced that hiding and hoarding and protecting myself is the best way of actually protecting. Myself.
The risk…the risk in not being vulnerable; building walls around the most intimate pieces of my heart, is far too great.
This day, I embrace the risk.
The risk of loving fully. Being fully known. Truly. Deeply.
I embrace the terrifying freedom of letting it all be known. And seen. And heard.
To speak my heart. And let you hear it.
To open my heart. And let you fill it.
For I know, deep in the darkest corners of my soul, to not risk to love is to risk losing all that which I love.
I place my trembling hand in yours and step on shaky footing to walk this high-wire act called life.
And the reward…far outweighs the risk.