“When we protect ourselves so we won’t feel pain, that protection becomes like armor, like armor that imprisons the softness of the heart.” ~ Pema Chodron
Please think carefully about this quote. It’s so important! Our defenses, up to a certain point, can help to protect us from harm. There comes a time, though, that our fear of being hurt keeps us stuck. We become afraid to stretch and grow in various ways. We become afraid to let ourselves care deeply about anything, or anyone. It’s like keeping a cast on our leg, long after the broken bone has healed. Our ability to fully experience the richness of life is limited and constricted, when we allow a wall to continue closing off our hearts!
Until next time,
Quote from “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times” by Pema Chodron