Our hearts are the barometers for the way we move through our world. Hiding and deception are covers for a fearful heart. All hearts get touched and broken and the further we open to our world, the more we empty of concepts and ideas and memories that hold us back from being touched. But this doesn’t mean that at times we don’t panic or collapse or shut down or seize up. I have walked through my world with an open heart and have asked for it to be broken because of this way of being. I have met some open hearted others who also let their hearts be touched in their own way. When we choose to let ourselves love another, we are asking for a heart break. Separation is inevitable. Everything changes. Yet to empty ourselves of our preconceptions and stories of how it should be or will be or thinking we know what the other will do or say, we allow the possibility of real connection, of being loved, really loved for the essence of who we are, not the idea of who we are. We give space for being loved and accepted like the natural world loves and accepts us, without pretention or judgment or drama or expectation.