I came across this quote in Elizabeth Gilbert's new book Big Magic. It's from the Gospel of Thomas:
"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."
It's suggesting that taking action on our passion is the safest bet we can make, and ignoring it--regardless of the reason--is risky, and possibly dangerous.
What if we truly embodied that outlook, and lived as though it was obvious that following our heart and taking chances actually kept us safe and sound, and ultimately provided us with everything we need to thrive? And conversely, playing it safe in life was equal to walking on a tightrope over fire?
How different would your life be then?