Fear has a way of being familiar. Even if a situation proves to be unhealthy, we opt to live with the familiarity of fear, because the devil we know is better than the devil that we don’t. … In this way, fear is the edge of what we know. It is the tool of complacence and resignation.
This is why Love is a leap of faith. It compels us to step off the edge, to trust in the promise that the ground will always rise up to meet us. In a few cases, it rises to meet us with a hard smack. But most times, it is the solid ground on which our feet softly land after what feels like the free fall of uncertainty.
So I allow myself to fall, so that Love can raise me up!