KEEP LOVING OR PROTECT YOUR HEART

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

THE ONES WE LOVE THE MOST HAVE THE POWER TO HURT US THE MOST

In a world where no matter how tall, short, strong, weak, fair, dark we are, one thing is

universal, the power to feel pain. The reason we feel pain is due to exposure of our vulnerabilities.

We become vulnerable around people we love, trust, depend on or look out for. We hurt because

our guard is down and we feel everything. Even the coldest of hearts has experienced great pain,

probably the reason for the coldness in heart in the first place. Love is the culprit for most

emotional pain, therefore the people we love walk around with a switch that can turn the hurt on

us while our guard is down or vulnerable.

 

Whether we are hurt by a deliberate act of human insensitivity like the betrayal of trust,

or we are hurt by an unplanned event like the death of a loved one, or their relocation to

a destination where we cannot be with them as we would like, the feeling sucks. This is just a

tip of the iceberg where reasons for feeling heavy in the heart exists. Sometimes we feel pain

caused by our own actions unto others and unto ourselves.

 

So, my food for thought today is, how do you handle emotional pain and how do you guard

against it. Is it even possible to guard against it, and if so is the expense worth it?

I do know one thing, the softness of our heart that predisposes us to get hurt is the same softness

of heart that enables us to feel and enjoy life, being alive in all its glory. If you guard your

heart from being hurt, do you by that action also imprison yourself from enjoying L

MAH MEKOLLE

3 thoughts on “KEEP LOVING OR PROTECT YOUR HEART

  1. Yes, when we get hurt especially in love, our tendency is to shut down and let no one else in. It might feel good for a minute and a half but then it just goes downhill from there. If we guard our hearts from hurt, it might work (and I know people who are very happy to tell you that they practice this), but then we also guard our hearts from other amazing feelings like joy, peace, and love of course. I think pain is a necessary ingredient in growth. Hurts like crazy but moves us on to the next level, whatever that is, another great one Mah!

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  2. Guarding ones self from hurt or pain is imprisoning oneself from Love.The pain will be felt. I guess what is important is how you manage the pain;How long u stay with the painful feeling,how you reacted to it once you felt it etc

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    1. awesome feedback Camilla, really amazing, I love your first line, guarding ones self from hurt or pain is imprisoning oneself from love. Powerful.

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