This week is the week to take some “good risks”. Taking good risks is what grows your heart — and life only works with a big heart. Small, deflated hearts don’t fare too well over the long haul. The fact that you have no idea where the risk will take you is the very reason why you need to take it. If you only do what you know, going in the direction of the ‘safe, predictable outcome’, you will not grow, and you will not discover a surprising new pathway to true life, the pathway to a big-hearted life.
When we speak of “good risks”, we speak of something dangerously uncertain but something that goes in the direction of “life for your heart” and “the path of desire”. The greater danger is to realize that your heart is dying and not doing anything to revive it. Life without good risks will lead you right into a desperate despair, a numb state surrounded by safe walls and safe decisions. You were not created to live safely. Good risks are in your DNA.
Even so, good risks will often SEEM like dangerous risks when hopelessness and fear have taken the reins. But good risks are the only way to give your heart a chance to live again, a chance to grow. And grow you must! A shrinking heart is a dying heart, a growing heart is a heart alive.
So, this week, take some good risks and get yourself into the sea of vulnerability and uncertainty. You just never know what you may discover as you open the sails and catch the winds that lead to life!