The Examination

It is hard to feel the streaming of love through your veins when your heart feels like it's shattered into a million pieces. You feel desperate, alone, unable to breathe or move and unfathomably scared. You become catatonic until one day you wake up out of this deep stupor and are left with nothing but the broken pieces of your life to pick up and reassemble. You must be ready and willing to take a step back and re-evaluate the heart, body and soul. 

"We fell for the prevailing hysteria that said 'Protect your heart,' and we began to believe that love itself had enemies and needed protecting. When we were hurt, we felt that love was somehow diminished or damaged. But hurt has nothing to do with love and love is unaffiliated with and unaffected by pain.

Ego was hurt, not love.

Love is divine, it is everywhere, ever present and abundant and free. It is a spiritual energy that is, at this very moment, flowing through the universe, through us, through our enemies, through billions of souls. It was never absent from our lives. It is not bound in our hearts or in our relationships, and thus it is not capable of being owned or lost. We must mature and realize that freeing our mind of ancient hurts and opening once more to love shall give us access to divine strength. 

To stand emotionally open before the world and give of our hearts without fear of hurt or demand of reciprocity - this is the ultimate act of human courage." - Brendon Burchard