I want to unfold

pink flower with petals opening to sun

“I want to unfold. Let no place in me hold itself closed, for where I am closed, I am false…” ~Rainer Maria Rilke

It’s so easy to close myself off thinking that it will protect me, but those places where I am closed off, I am being false to who I am meant to be. I want to learn to unfold and open myself to life, even when it feels scary, because living in truth ultimately seems safer than being closed off. What do you think?

Open hearts

close up photo of dandelion seeds covered with small drops of water

“If our hearts are ready for anything, we are touched by the beauty and poetry and mystery that fill our world.” ~Tara Brach

We fear keeping our hearts open in this world because we don’t want to be hurt, but an open heart also allows us to be touched by all of the beauty and wonder and joy this world has to offer. How open is your heart?