And now I see, and now I know,
If you can’t hurt, then you can’t grow.
If you can’t hear, and see, and feel, and live,
Then you can’t serve, or touch, or love or give.
Hard experiences early in life can teach us to close our hearts and insulate ourselves emotionally. But fulfillment and joy come as we learn to engage, “to be fully here,” with those around us, in the present moment.