There is no limit as to how much we can love. When we remain open to the reciprocation of love through giving and receiving, it is abundant and flowing.
Yet, there are times when we feel as if our hearts will break. There is the immense pain of losing a loved one, ending a relationship, or being hurt by someone once trusted. In those moments, it is understandable to want to guard our hearts, to protect ourselves. We may even feel that we’ll never love again with such fervor or freedom. That may be so, but our hearts are meant to love.
Our hearts are the life force of our physical bodies and eternal spirits. The gentle rhythmic lullaby our hearts sing within remind us of our magnificence as humans. It reminds us of what it means to be alive, to feel joy, and to connect with another living being. To diminish our natural capacity to love, essentially dims our light. Our hearts are not meant to be caged or shrouded, but to love fully. It is the beautiful gift we’ve been given to live this life.
(originally published January 23, 2017)