“To let the heart free, all that is desired is for the heart to keep breaking, so that the light can enter and enlighten our existence.”
Breaking down the walls around our heart can be difficult. They were built to protect us. They were built because we have been hurt and rejected in life. They were built to convince us we are safe. These walls may keep out the pain, but they also keep out receiving love.
If our true purpose and desire is to love and be loved in return, then we need to learn how to break down these walls and heal.
“Love is who we are without our stressful stories.
When we can question our stressful stories and look deeper into the truth, we can turn them around. It is that simple. We don’t have to try hard to ‘drop it’ or let go of it. It happens naturally when we seek the truth. Simple, yes. Easy, no. Our ego loves to be right. Our ego loves to hold on to the stories that make the ego feel right and justified. Our ego will fight to hold on to our limiting beliefs rather than opting for freedom and love. The cure for resentment is to question our stories, question our beliefs and go deeper into the truth to find freedom. You have a choice – be right or be free.” – Byron Katie.
When we hear something that sounds like criticism from a family member, friend or partner, instead of going straight into defense mode or anger, try pausing before you react.
Ask yourself, “Is there truth to this statement?” “Can I acknowledge this within me?” People want to love us and be close to us, but in order to re-connect and understand each other, we have to acknowledge our vulnerability, let down the walls and recognize the truth. When we acknowledge the truth, we shift everything. We allow light and love in and we begin to heal.