11 Responses to “Let My Love Open the Door”


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  1. et

    Saying you love random, anonymous blog readers devalues the meaning of love.

    Love is not the same as liking acquaintances, love is not a shallow, passing feeling.

    • Courtney Carver

      I agree with your second statement, but not your first. Being loving doesn’t devalue the meaning of love. I interact with many blog readers and have met many in person. I don’t consider the readers I haven’t met anonymous either.

      We are all on a similar journey and I love you for that. My capacity for love isn’t limited to people I’ve met.

  2. I love your list of ways to “open the door”. It seems that one must overcome one obstacle to do most of them – pride. You have to not only overcome your fear, but also swallow your pride to ask for help, admit that you don’t know all of the answers, or to apologize.



    • Courtney Carver

      So true Dan. Sometimes pride is the issue, but other times I think it’s fear of demonstrating weakness. Actually, I guess that circles back to pride too.

  3. smriti

    Thanks Courtney for the beautiful post! This is just what I needed – “trade comfort and complacency for real health and happiness”.

  4. I close the door in my life – by avoidance. Avoiding any important issues, avoiding any important conversations, avoiding any important, but difficult moments. Until my mother pointed it out to me, and made me realize my fault in this, I wasn’t very open. Yoga helps with the openness as well. If you are physically open, if you open up your body, your mind and spirit automatically opens up as well. The mind-body connection is inherent in this.

  5. I think if you can forgive yourself and your past you can move forward. Also try little changes and see how you get on before committing to bigger changes xo

  6. It’s so easy to close ourselves off, in this day and age, and not reach out to others. I found that I was able to open the door by quitting Facebook and actually interacting with others! We need to be sure we’re using technology as a tool for connecting, not disconnecting.

    On that note, I agree that it’s possible to love people you haven’t met yet. :-)

  7. This is so very true and as you have shown, can be applied to anything in our lives with some examination. Sometimes all we need is to find the root of our feelings and then we can re-open our door to new things or trying again. Thank you for the thoughtful post.


  8. Becki

    Great post Courtney, thank you!

    Interesting fact about this song. According to Wikipedia, the inspiration behind this song is “not a message from a lover but from God”.


    You show us your love by (1) inspiring us with your writing, (2) taking the time to respond to comments posted and (3) offering your gifts at a price nearly everyone can afford. Thank you for all that you do.

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