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Feb 4th, 2005 at 1:18pm
 
I've just got back from therapy and my T read this poem out to me.  It was given to her my another client from her group therapy sessions.

It was read to me, as it is where I am right now & am sharing it, incase others are at the same place too:

RISKS

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk expressing your true self.
To place your true 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 risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, is nothing.
They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, grow, change, love, live.
Changed by attitudes, they are a slave.
They have forfeited their freedom.

Only the person who risks is free . . . .

                                                          - Author Unknown -
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Reply #1 - Feb 4th, 2005 at 1:49pm
 
Arhh, found where it came from now.

One of Cindi's from way back in 2004 (thought it rang a bell & hunted back through the pages).

It was nice to bring it back to the board again though.
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Reply #2 - Feb 4th, 2005 at 3:03pm
 
The Author of This Poem was very very Wise.

Thank You for Sharing it!

Safe Hugs if You Want Them
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Reply #3 - Feb 11th, 2005 at 11:11am
 
Thanks Tracey!

I love this!

Big hugs,
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