” We tend in our age to dread the closed mind more than the closed heart, not realizing that a closed heart can wreak infinitely more destruction than a closed mind.  It is almost as if , for many people, a membrane forms around the heart as a protection against more life, more feelings, more spirit.  One can almost hear them saying,  ” I want my heart closed because if it’s not, I will go into overload.  Ideas can come and go; these I can deal with; but, no more being vulnerable, no more love.”  As Rumi said: “The house has to be destroyed so that we can find the great treasure hidden underneath.”  Try to be open and –love one another– in words and deeds.

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