In the heart of my release, I couldn’t help but marvel at the courage it took to surrender to this depth of pain. Suddenly I had a new appreciation for the feminine, particularly the many women I had known who had kept their hearts open amid great disappointment and loss. They now seemed extraordinarily courageous to me. They had felt it, they had grieved it and they had risen again with their hearts on their sleeves. Through my armored masculine lens, they had often appeared fragile and foolhardy, wasting their precious time on foolish emotions. But as I lay in a pool of heart-ache, they were revealed as great warriors. How often they had suffered on life’s battlefields without losing faith. Warriors of the heart! If you can be in heartbreak, and keep your heart totally open, you are living so very close to God.
~ Jeff Brown