The other side of the needle

The other side of the needle: Constriction isn’t always negative.

Real freedom has guard rails.

Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket— safe, dark, motionless, airless— it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. 29

Keller, Timothy (2008-02-14). The Reason for God (p. 46). Penguin Group US. Kindle Edition.