He Felt Too Much

We all know the dangers of having a cold and calloused heart. It is a lonely life. Loveless. Austere.

And we all know the dangers of feeling too much. Loving too much. When you give your heart away you are taking the risk of getting it broken. But this kind of life, I think, is warmer, happier and more passionate.

I choose to feel. There are effective strategies for when I notice my heart has become cold and calloused. And I apply them in order to get back in the game of love and life.

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14 Responses

  1. Mar says:

    Care to share some of those strategies? I’d be interesed …
    Following church abuse it is a very great temptation to not “risk it again” but in failing to do so, I cut off my own air supply … I don’t mean risking “church” again (that is seriously in question) but risking relationship and engagement …

  2. nakedpastor says:

    okay… i let myself cry. somehow. one time i watched “The Notebook” movie. That did it. Broke the dam. Silly but true.

  3. sam scoville says:

    “I choose to feel. There are effective strategies for when I notice my heart has become cold and calloused. And I apply them in order to get back in the game of love and life.
    Buy the original cartoon ($110) or a high-definition download of it (.99¢) by by clicking here!”

    It’s hard for me, always, David, to take your heart-felt sentiments seriously when they are bracketed with your self-promotion sales and offers and the red SHOP sign that jiggles up and down to attract buyers. It triggers my own easily triggered cold and calloused heart. I teared-up watching Pretty Girl last night, so I know there’s also the warm and soft side–as easily provoked as my skepticism and scorn.

  4. sam scoville says:

    Pretty Woman.

  5. Hmmmm…not sure how trying to put food on one’s table negates their messages of love and peace. *sigh*
    Anyway, to the subject at hand…
    It’s always been difficult for me to trust enough to love. In my case, I’m referring to love in the romantic sense.

  6. nakedpastor says:

    get over it sam. commercials.

  7. sam scoville says:

    Just sayin, David: I feel it too much.

  8. David, This is totally what I’ve witnessed the last week and still am — the hard heart. So many people in our society have closed themselves off from others. They lump everyone into different groups and then they condemn that group for whatever they don’t like about them. This hardness of heart seems to be all around and today I am a bit overwhelmed by it. And then I realize I could find myself growing a hard heart toward those with a hard heart…..man alive, we all need God to live this life with love and joy. I gotta find that today.

  9. Steve Martin says:

    Yes, we all have a tendancy to wall ourselves off from others. It’s safer. Less hesrtbrak amd pain.”If you’re close enough to love someone, you’re close enough to wound someone.”

    That’s what makes the gift of love and forgiveness of our Lord so incredible. He gave of Himself completely, fully, to the point of death on a bloody cross for the sakes of those who put Him there.

    He did all of that for me. He did all of that for you.

    Awesome, indeed.

  10. sam scoville says:

    A GOODIE: any wannabe-good so bad
    who can’t afford the bad it takes to get
    there. I my self am too bad too ever get
    good enough to hang with the goodies:
    a crime against the whole and holy, rip-
    off artist, moving violator & injustice-doer,
    reductive, sampling & specimen-izing my
    attention efficiency generating monumental
    attention deficiency, damaged and damaging
    if I do or don’t a crazy ego hungry for love
    and on top of that: a troll.

  11. Well…

    I like this cartoon. I know I can use good reminders, such as these, to stop thinking frosty and risk breaking more than “my” heart.

    Thank you, David. I’ve been meaning to melt the ice and type that out for a while. 🙂

  12. LouiseM says:

    Love the fact that the ones commenting have their heads wrapped in protective helmets while the heart is exposed.

    What if, from the crown on his head to the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet, He was mindful?

    Present. Deeply aware. Experiencing fully the moment at hand with his cognitive and the sensory functions operating in unison. One Flesh. One Spirit. Together revealing the essence and heart of Love.

  13. Debra says:

    Yeah, our culture is all about the rational. But, as Blaise Pascal put it,
    “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.”
    Love the cartoon.

  14. Luke says:

    Big fan of Jean-Jacque Rousseau who stated that we should never discount the importance of our emotions. He said this as the Enlightenment was ramping up and putting the head over the heart (pun intended…?). He thought that morality was not a societal construct, but rather “natural” in the sense of “innate,” an outgrowth from man’s instinctive disinclination to witness suffering, from which arise the emotions of compassion or empathy. I would have to agree with him.

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