We Were Made to Love.

Via on Feb 15, 2014

Rachel Brathen

 

Feel the world. Live it fully. Stop protecting your heart.

The reason it breaks and aches and beats with the force of a thousand drums is so that we can have the capacity to love the whole world. For every crack in your heart, every time you allow someone into your life, every time you let your guard down and allow yourself to be vulnerable…you’re letting more light in.

Especially when your heart is broken open. Every time your heart breaks, it grows.

We can choose to feel the world and experience it fully or build walls around it from fear of further pain. Walking around with a giant heart without allowing love to fill it?

Painful.

Moving through life with your heart so open everything and everyone has a place, risking both pain and heartache?

Wonderful.

We were made to love. Don’t close your heart from fear—open up and let the beauty of life move you to your core.

 

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Editor: Bryonie Wise

About Rachel Brathen

Rachel is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on facebook.com/rachelsyoga.

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