If I were to give you only one piece of advice, my dear sensitive soul, it would be to never, ever sacrifice your vitality and passion for a false sense of safety.
You might have been hurt before; you might have dreamed and fallen, you might have despaired and lost all hope.
It was painful to be hurt, betrayed, and abandoned.
Perhaps you have never really recovered from that third-degree burn.
But it is through the cracks that the light comes through.
Your true essence is passion, fierceness, bravery, and love. Remembering who you are, you can always get back up and love again.
Embrace the full spectrum of your experience— the love, the hatred, the pain, and the joy. The tenderness and the ecstasy are all a part of this glorious journey called Life.
Regardless of the severity of your hurt, it is temporary. By deadening your soul, however, you sell time to the devil that you will never get back.
Life is a dance between dark and light, pleasure and pain, trust and betrayal. Love is like that, too.
Danger and risk will follow you wherever you go, but you also have the infinite strength to withstand all the storms. There is no absolute safety in life, and yet, you are infinitely safe.
Love, and fall; get back up and love again.
You can even extend the circle of love.
You love not just one person, but yourself, and your enemy, and the whole of humanity.
On the last day of your life, you will look back and realize it is the peaks and valleys that make this journey worthwhile.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” -Helen Keller
Written By Imi Lo Originally Appeared In Eggshell Therapy