...All the things we secretly covet; And the very things we run from. So, often I hear you say,
"I'm not sure..."
"This is too good to be true..."
"I feel uncertain about..."
"There are too many questions..."
"I just don't know..."
"There are so many reasons..."
"I want to know for sure..."
I can be as jaded as anyone. Heart break SUCKS. No one wants to feel the...
Pain, Rejection, Loss, Grief, Sadness, Heartache, Distress, Longing.
In the more elite specialty boutiques the most expensive items are kept under lock and key. Often they are more fortified than they are displayed. An aureate glass case and staid salesperson guard the treasures. You have to wonder how this decreases the odds of the trinkets selling. After all, a person can't simply pick up a gorgeous necklace, fasten it on, then fall in love with the prize while admiring it in the mirror. In this case you have to wait until the sales person allows you the experience. Sometimes in life you need to reach out, grab it and try it on for size.
Conventional wisdom, thinking too much, trying too hard, and protecting yourself gets in the way. Are you keeping your heart locked away? If so, you may not get your heart broken, but you also won't know the unbridled joy of letting someone steal it.
I am in no way suggesting that you plop your heart on the downtown card table between a greasy hotdog vendor and smarmy 3-card monte dealer. I'm not suggesting that you carelessly trust anyone and everyone. The HUGE difference between being care-less and care-free is as vast as the difference between Miley Cyrus and Cyrus Cassells.
I advocate not for care-LESS-ness, but a little more care-FREE-ness.
Once again... Trust Your Self to Trust.