I think maybe CS Lewis said it best when he said, "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable."
I'm not encouraging anyone to play Russian roulette with your heart & emotions because maybe Greg Behrendt was right & none of us are the exception. What I want you to do is look at the possibilities before you and examine whether you can gain more from the experience than you stand to lose. Close your eyes & listen to your heart…Be vulnerable. Be open. Be courageous. Love recklessly.
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