feelings, future, time

Leap: Open Your Heart. Get Better.

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“What happens when people open their hearts? They get better.” – Haruki Murakami

When we are hurt, our natural reaction is to take refuge, to hunker down and shelter ourselves from any additional harm. This is a useful reaction in the short-term because it jump starts the healing process. Our wounds scab over and we begin to regenerate what’s been lost. For a while we need the bandaid to prevent infection.

But sheltering is only helpful for a brief period of time. A cut only fully heals once we take off the bandaid and it is exposed to the air again. Eventually, we have to crawl back out of our shells to find the sunshine again, to take in goodness. Yes, there is a chance of being hurt again. However, we will most certainly be hurt if stay tight in a bud for too long. We need the air. We need the light. We need love.

This Christmas, open your heart and get better.

2 thoughts on “Leap: Open Your Heart. Get Better.”

  1. This post, like so many of your posts, came at just the right time. When I first read it when you first posted it, I interpreted your words as part of my own story (I have colitis and my hurt stems from my inflamed colon), but I can easily see how they could be true in the way they were probably intended, too. And I actually just wrote a post on my blog that I’m now realizing, while rereading your post, is sort of my interpretation of this post. I’m so in awe of this coincidence!

    Your story is an inspipiration, and I love all of your posts. I always get something out of them. Looking forward to what’s next!



    1. I’m so glad to hear this Roxanne. It’s the greatest joy of writing – knowing that we all share in a common human experience.


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