Love and fear, for some of us, go together hand in hand. When you have truly loved before and been heartbroken, next time you have such feelings you become more protective of your heart. Being in love, you open your soul to someone and become quite vulnerable and it is a scary feeling. Of course, there is nothing better than sharing everything about yourself with that one person yet the risks of getting hurt are that much higher. So, does it mean that just because we have this fear we should not pursue love?
It is funny, ironic even, we all want to feel love and fall in love with someone and yet when it actually happens we run away from it and put up the walls to protect ourselves and then before we even know it miss out on a chance of having something truly amazing.
I have been hurt before and many times I have thought to myself, I am better off without love. And yet, when I meet someone and develop feelings for them, I am willing to take that risk again and expose my heart. The thing is once you are involved with someone, you have to account for them too and you can't make a decision to be on your own and just put the other person in awkward position by taking that decision.
Falling in love will always be scary and exciting at the same time. Think about it though: are you more scared of falling in love and feeling vulnerable or scared that you will never share a moment with your loved one again? What is the bigger fear? In any case, we should not let our fear interfere with our feelings and cloud our judgements. After all, we only live once and we have one chance to make a life that we would be happy with, so forget about everything and finally let go of fear.