We learned at a very young age to protect our hearts from pain and hurt. We built a security system around our hearts.

After being made fun of for being different. After asking a question and being laughed at. After falling in love and getting our hearts broken.

Our security walls built higher. We let our insecurities grow stronger. Over time, it’s easy to lose ourselves in these walls, living in the safety and without hurt. We became self-satisfied in a the squared-shaped world with boring beige colored walls.

If you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. To live in absolute vulnerability is; to be exposed without any shields, to open your heart to let love in, to risk failure at the expense of greatness.

To live in a world with no walls, is to believe in yourself in spite of your differences or broken hearts. It is in a life of vulnerability, you will find strength and courage to dream, to achieve, to live happily, and to love all the way.

So I say, bring it on Mr. Vulnerability. I welcome you into my world. I welcome even the hurt you may bring into my world. I will take a chance for you to see me, the real me, all of me. ‘Cause in the end, I want to live life to the fullest, in the now! And if I should fail, it will not be wasted, for I shall never lose myself again in those safely guarded beige walls.

“Only a person who risks is free”

I am free.

ยฉCha Niki