It's funny how the older I get, the younger I feel. As the years pass, I become less childish and more child-like. I feel like I'm being continually reborn - younger each time. Like Merlin (And Mork) !
It's like layer after heavy layer falls away. It seems the walls I put up around me to protect myself were weighing me down and, ultimately, killing me.
The only way to actually live is to face life naked and vulnerable. The walls we put up take us out of the stream of life. Only when they're torn down can we feel fully alive again.
Anything else is death. Only openness allows for life to enter!