[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″ id=”” class=”post-content” style=””][text_output]You’ve all seen it and done it. Someone says, “Hey, how are you doing?!” Then they walk away before you even get a chance to answer. We normally reply, “I’m okay!” That’s what we do in our society; even when we really aren’t okay. We secretly think, “they’re just asking because they’re supposed to, they don’t really care…” and we just hide our true feelings.

Kids are different though. When they are upset, they just cry without even caring where they are. Their hearts are VERY free, that is until they’re taught social norms and become like us. We have learned to hide how we really feel and wear a mask that is appropriate for the setting and situation. We have a stockpile of masks and now expressing our true heart has become a task!

We’ve moved from free children to bound up adults so nobody can tell what’s really going on. Sadly, we are now experts at hiding our heart. We KNOW how to look “okay!” But is “looking” okay enough? Take pilot Andreas Lubitz for example, he was physically healthy, intelligent and seemingly normal but on March 24, 2015, he deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 4U9525 into the French Alps, killing himself and all 150 passengers and crew.

Sadly, surprise killings by seemingly normal people are all too common now. People who we would NEVER suspect including students, parents, and neighbours just get up one day and kill others without apparent provocation and no prior indication that they would. Investigations after the fact, often reveal that these people were secretly troubled; of course, no-one knew. They were too good at hiding their heart. None of them was able to meet anyone who could share their pain and defuse the ticking bomb inside their heart.

The value of sharing our heart cannot be overemphasised. If Andreas Lubitz could’ve opened his heart and met even one person who could help him resolve his heart; the situation would’ve turned out much differently. We don’t have to try to manage our struggles alone. There is always someone we can share our heart with, we’ve just learned not to. Then sharing becomes burdensome and strange.

It’s time for a change! When was the last time YOU shared your heart?[/text_output][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDc3R5bGUlM0UlMEEuZW50cnktdGh1bWIlMjBpbWclMjAlN0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjBtYXgtaGVpZ2h0JTNBJTIwNDAwcHglM0IlMEElN0QlMEElMEEucG9zdC1jb250ZW50JTIwJTdCJTBBJTIwJTIwJTIwJTIwdGV4dC1hbGlnbiUzQSUyMGp1c3RpZnklM0IlMEElMjAlMjAlMjAlMjB0ZXh0LWp1c3RpZnklM0ElMjBpbnRlci13b3JkJTNCJTBBJTdEJTBBJTNDJTJGc3R5bGUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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