Friday, March 9, 2007

Unguard Your Heart

Seeds IX, 10

Seed: Unguard

David Deida, writing in his book, Finding God Through Sex (now that’s a Seed!), suggests that we unguard our hearts. (This is part of how we recognize both ourselves and others as perfect strangers.)

What is it to unguard your heart? Well, think on this: most of us go through life with our hearts en garde! Guarded. Wary. Cautious. This is, by the way, the expression used by fencers when they begin a match. It means Be on your guard!

This is often the advice we hear from our families. The subtext is, of course, that life is unsafe, that people (other than family) are not to be trusted, that you (if you go through life trusting) will be hurt.

Take it from someone who does not guard her heart particularly. If you go through life trusting, you will have wonderful adventures. Surprisingly, perfect strangers will touch you and make your life worth more than it was before. And, sure, Virginia, you might be hurt. Might, I said, not will.

So, unguard your heart. If it’s not your normal practice, start with 15 minutes at a time. Build up to an hour. Watch for perfect strangers to love.

Be serene,

Dr. Susan Corso

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