Closing our hearts is deeply embedded in our conditioning.
I remember when my Dad died, I felt this silent, societal pressure to stop grieving, to pull myself together, to get back to work, to get over it.
But we cannot close our hearts to grief, without also closing our hearts to love.
Healing and awakening happen when we open our hearts and allow ourselves to feel. When we let the joys and sorrows of the world touch us deeply. When we stop trying to be superhuman and embrace what it means to be fully human — a fully feeling, grieving, loving, aching, shimmering human.
And opening our hearts is a practice. It is something we choose.
What needs grieving? What needs healing? Why am I holding back my love? Where can I soften? Where can I open? Where can I let go?
These are our questions. This is our work.