What Is A Wall?
According to several dictionaries, a couple definitions of a wall are:
– a high thick structure forming a long rampart or an enclosure chiefly for defense
– a structure that serves to hold back pressure
– something that acts as a barrier or defense
– a wall is solid and opaque
Reasons To Build Walls
Some of the common reasons to build a wall include the following:
- A wall is built for defensive purposes and sometimes protects an area.
- Walls block vision as well as passage.
- Walls can also become works of art both externally and internally.
- A wall can preserve history if decorated for such a purpose.
- Some walls are built to separate or divide an area.
- Walls can serve as a barrier.
Walls, Walls, Walls
Yes, there are walls all around us, but we often build walls around our heart. If we have “experience,” it usually means there has been some pain and it isn’t something we want to repeat. As a safety measure, we try to protect our emotions by controlling what and who we allow to get to know the real person deep inside our soul. That protection is usually a wall.
An impenetrable wall.
It takes a long time to build emotional walls. After awhile you realize that walls not only stop pain from coming in, but it also keeps pain trapped inside and makes it impossible to heal.
I have discovered that it works better if walls remain on the outside and are made with wood, bricks and concrete. Eliminating the invisible wall around the heart allows healing and love to flow in and out.
Is it easy to let my heart lay open and vulnerable?
Is it scary?
Of course it is scary!
Do I think it is worth it?
Actually, I think eliminating the walls around the heart is the only way to feel true happiness, love and peace.