Wednesday, October 10, 2007
In the name of LOVE
I read one of Gurushabad blog. At that time he mentioned about famous Holman Hunt’s picture about Jesus standing in a garden holding a lantern in one hand and with other knocking on the door.
A friend of the artist said to him, “Holman, you have made mistake. The door you have painted does not have a handle.” It is not a mistake,” answered the artist. “For that is the door of the human heart and it can only be opened from inside!”
I remembered my comment on his story; I told him that sometimes, even we can not open the door itself. We have a bunch of reason not to open the door, especially if one of the reasons was because of the past experience.
And even though we open the door widely, we always watch the person that we let in with curiosity, so we would be able to close the door as quick as possible when we get hurt.
Many times in our lives, we let the courage to take the lead to put aside the fear, so we would be able to let somebody come into our “heart”. And many times also, we did realize that we have made the correct decision by open that door.
But many times also in our lives, where we put our trust to let somebody come into our “heart”, we regretted that decision; and based on that regretful decision we put a stamp at other people.
It’s not easy though to open the door and it’s not easy also to close the door.
Sometimes we have to be able to close the door also, not because we mean, or not because we let our “right” heart take the lead. It’s just a matter of how we love ourselves.
It needs an open heart to let LOVE stays in our heart and it needs a brave heart, LOVE, also to be selfish, to close the door.
As somebody says, LOVE is like two sides of coin ..... there's a thin line in between. No right or wrong in LOVE.
Everybody has their own version ....