You have to trust yourself, first of all, to be strong at the core. If you understand that then you will know your own ability to bounce back from anything, and then you will be free to love as deeply and as truly as it is possible to love.
In life you will get hurt. It is not that you may but that you will. If you are living your life in a way that is worthwhile then you will cry and your heart will break from time to time. But you have to be willing to experience the lows if you want to live the highs. And always remember that you will bounce back in the end, stronger and more resilient than before. Your conscious mind will lose sight of this when you are in the depths of despair, and that is well and even necessary if you are going to really experience yourself, but your inner mind will know that, as has been said elsewhere, “this too shall pass.” Trust that, trust yourself, let go, and live.
You’ve got to understand your strength if you want to really live, and to really live you’ve got to really love… to do which, of course, you have to make yourself vulnerable to the most cutting pain there is. Know that it is a possibility that you will be hurt – that your heart will be wounded or even thrown away by another – and accept it. Then go forward anyway. It is what you are here to do. And no lasting harm is done by your opening yourself in this way. Indeed, you do only good to and for those to whom you open your heart and give your love.
I'm curious to see what Deltas - and non-Deltas, actually - will think about the ideas and sort of philosophy of this... Do you like it? Hate it? Agree? Disagree? Why?