Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Mental Snack (49)

Share your thoughts...

"To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to others is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. 
To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. 
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To hope is to risk despair. 
To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to do nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, and is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, 
but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their attitudes, they are a slave, 
they forfeited their freedom. Only the person who risks can be free." ~ William Arthur Ward

What is freedom? What did you risk today? What was one of the greatest risks you made?


Shadow said...

to me, the greatest freedom is in the mind and soul.

Nicole MacDonald said...

Every day I work on getting my novel out there. Every day someone buys a copy and an unknown person is out there trampling through thoughts that have been my life's existence for the last 18 months.. it's terrifying and exhilarating and exhausting.. *sigh* but I refuse to give up!!

The Arrival, only .99c on Amazon/Smashwords

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

"Only the person who risks can be free." I love love love it!


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