“It is only through letting our heart break that we discover something unexpected: the heart cannot actually break, it can only break open. When we feel both our love for this world and the pain of this world – together, at the same time – the heart breaks out of its shell. To live with an open heart is to experience life full-strength.”
John Welwood in "The Broken-Hearted Warrior and the Renewal of the World."
This is my new life revelation. I am experiencing life at full-strength. Broken open. Shells dissolving. Barriers fading. Why is so much of life spent bottled up? I believe now that the bottles that bind us should be smashed against a brick wall; if not to break us open, then at least to wake us up.