Living with heart and vulnerability is an act of courage. Some would argue that living with your heart fully engaged, fully invested, and fully in play is costly, reckless, and dangerous. I agree. But to live with your heart withheld is also costly.

There’s no living without paying prices. Give your heart; there are prices. Hide your heart from your own life and other prices are exacted. So, let’s examine prices that living with heart requires. Just to be clear about it.
Whenever you care about anyone and anything, you invest some of yourself. The more deeply you care, the more of yourself you invest.

– Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage