“There is a secret about human love that is commonly overlooked: Receiving it is much more scary and threatening than giving it. How many times in your life have you been unable to let in someone’s love or even pushed it away? Much as we proclaim the wish to be truly loved, we are often afraid of that, and so find it difficult to open to love or let it all the way in.”
I suppose most, if not all, of us would have had some emotional scars in our lives. This may explain why many of us would have had difficulty in opening up to receive love, and to trust people in certain circumstances.
When unpleasant memories of our past hurts seem to surface from nowhere, it’s probably part of our inner journey as we meditate, and we can observe our thoughts and emotions in silence without having to engage them or act upon them or suppress them. Perhaps it is a necessary process of growing and healing of past wounds for us human beings.