You may feel that, because of the bad things that happened to you, you will never have a life again. The very thought of trying and giving your self again can be terrifying. You are tired, scared, and lonely. Yet healing requires that you become vulnerable again, to open your self to life once more. Imagine that you are a flower. Feel the wind, the soft breezes, the rays of the sun warming you. Other flowers are blooming around and beyond you. Can you know that you are safe in the company of the other blooming flowers? Will you open your petals to the warmth of the sun? Gently and deeply, open your eyes.