opening heart

the healing journey

is not linear.

there is no start,

and there is no end.

we do not “fix” our trauma

or neurosis,

and be done with it.

rather,

the lessons we learn

cycle to deeper depths

as we continue

desiring to find deeper truths.


in a culture where sensitivity

is basically shunned,

and suffering exists around every corner,

it is extremely challenging

to live with

an open heart.

and

in a culture where boundaries

are either so cuttingly harsh

or completely nonexistent,

it is nearly impossible to know

how to open your heart,

while keeping yourself protected

against all the

toxic conditioning

of our time.


what I’ve realized