Beautiful passage and comments. It does need a lot of courage and is a Big- big risk not only to open your hear, be truthful but more so to continue doing this for others even after you face difficulties. It may seem foolish to outsiders to forgive someone who has been harming you but only those who have been blessed with unconditional love and open heart can think of being reallly there for others.
I have a long way to go and shall try to practise this more and more often.
I agree its more important to live a fulfilling life than securing what we already have.