Love is everywhere. But if our heart is closed, we won’t be able to feel it.
The things is, as children, most of us are taught to keep our hearts closed — to protect ourselves from pain and grief and discomfort. And so we tend to live a little bit numb — to distract ourselves from caring so much, from feeling so deeply.
We turn to social media, TV, food and alcohol every time we get bored. We chase money and achievement and external success in the hope it will make us feel enough. We judge everything and everyone, including ourselves. And because we are disconnected from our heart, we lose faith and begin doubting every step we take.
But, as adults, we get to choose.
In every moment, we make a decision — consciously or unconsciously:
Will I close my heart, hold back my love and shut out the world?
Or will I open my heart to love? To grief? To beauty and terror? To joy and pain? To the entire sacred messiness of life?
The choice is ours and ours alone.