It’s worth wearing your heart on your sleeve, courageously. The notion stems from chivalry, and knighthood, from Shakespeare and Othello, and like any idiom, faithfully adapts to us in our own perceptions and cultures and meanings, reborn and reborn again as language evolves.
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Pain is one of those four-letter words that encompasses many…
It’s not easy to trust someone with your pain. Nor is it worthwhile trying to convince someone to trust you with theirs.
These are times of great change, and some would argue that it’s accelerating. As a result, individually, we can effect a certain isolation because so much is coming to the surface, so fast. Or, we stave off the process by diving into perpetual busyness and the mad, unfulfilling rigmarole of the matrix.
If you’re conflicted about a relationship, or career, or life choice (ie. whatever may be weighing on you, affecting your decisions, effecting energetic stagnation, making you wince when others make suggestions for you) you must be willing to sit with it, to explore it; to define your reasoning, beliefs, and perceptions about it.