We protect ourselves from being hurt. We hide our weakness, hide our fears. We hide our feelings. BUT WE ALL have weakness, fears and feelings. WE ALL DO! I noticed if I put down my walls, the other person is putting their walls down as well. And that is beautiful. We are strong by being vulnerable by choice. Of course, it can happen that we get hurt. But pain is only temporarily. And it is worth it. Because walls keep away not only the bad things but also keep away the good things.
Lower your walls and people around you will do the same. And that is beautiful!