Letting someone else into your life can be exhilerating, but it can also bring challenges. Friends, co-workers, and roommates reflect to us parts of ourselves that we might be blind to or may not want to see. When you both open the door to your true selves, you become witnesses to life and to another person’s heart. In letting them through the gate of your heart, you are enabling them to see something that otherwise would be missing from their lives forever. You bloom the garden of life together. To witness the beauty and struggle in another person with compassion is profound, and only humans can articulate those inner movements with language. By witnessing and making space for meeting, you make each other real. Engaging life that way is more precious than gold. So don’t be afraid, open the gate – dive in and be real.