open one's heart to

open (one's) heart (to someone)

To share one's deepest or most intimate emotions, thoughts, or secrets. Samantha finally opened her heart to me last night about how grief-stricken she's been since her father passed away. My father was a cold man, and he never opened his heart to anyone.
See also: heart, open

open one's heart to

Confide in, reveal one's thoughts and feelings to, as in Last night Meg opened her heart to her sister concerning her marriage. This expression uses heart in the sense of "the seat of thought and emotion," a usage dating from the 9th century.
See also: heart, open
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Psalms Through the Year is applicable to any calendar year, and each psalm's one-page entry comes with thoughtful contemplation concerning the theological messages, spiritual life lessons, and means to open one's heart to God that are intrinsic to the psalms.
All that is necessary is to let go of one's cherished images of home and open one's heart to the encompassing darkness.
Verwoerd doesn't pretend learning to open one's heart to the suffering of the real victims is easy.