by COSS Blog Contributor Joann Homen
I think it is safe to say that most of us at one point in our life have fully trusted someone only to have the relationship end in emotional pain and as a result we build a wall around our heart and emotions to prevent it from happening again.
The problem when we do this is that we miss out on the wonderful opportunities that are before us to truly experience love in all it’s glory because we are afraid. Not everyone will hurt you, in fact, most people won’t. Try not to build that wall around your heart just because you are afraid.
Ultimately, even in relationships that end painfully, we learn a lot about who we are and about life itself. Often, pain leads to our emotional and spiritual growth.