It is never an open heart that hurts. It is always a closed one.
It is when we meet someone whose heart is closed us to us and we in turn close ours, that it hurts.
It is when we close our hearts to the world because love is taken away from us, that suffering begins.
Keeping our heart open is never painful. Closing it always is.
With practice we can learn to keep our heart open even when we experience loss or meet someone whose heart is closed to us.
It is when we choose love instead of fear that our situation will transform, our suffering will end and miracles will occur naturally as expressions of love.
A miracle is merely the translation of denial into truth.
Because only love is real.
(This post is largely inspired by the works of Marianne Williamson. Direct quotes from A Course in Miracles in italics).