When your heart is open it allows you to feel everything... love, anger, fear, joy... and this teaches us and this heals us. Only when we feel the true spectrum of our experiences and emotions can we heal and truly begin to be present to live.
To live our own truth, our purpose, our soul's longing and destiny. To love to our fullest all of humanity, all creatures of the earth and beyond - including and especially ourselves. Because truly we cannot fully love another before we authentically and truthfully love ourselves and all that we are - light and dark, "good" and "bad," happy or sad. Flawed beings are we and it is those flaws, those dark pieces that when recognized, acknowledged, and accepted allows us to see the light within.
And then to look into that light and begin to surrender to our beauty...