When we harden our hearts we close off access to Love. When we soften our hearts and let it break open, Love flows freely.
But, softening our heart, letting it break open can be scary.
Memories of past pain play continuously in our minds. Fear of rejection holds us locked inside the walls we’ve built around our hearts. Fear of being hurt, used, misunderstood, all play a factor in how willing we are to leave our hearts and selves vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows.
It is a constant dance between choosing the way of love or choosing to live defended against its ways.
Brene Brown asks, “Why be vulnerable when armor feels safer?”
Because, we can’t show up authentically in life without taking down our armor. We can’t be real without risking being vulnerable.