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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New York, NY, December 13, 2018 --(PR.com)-- The quotes in this book are from "An Endless Quest for Spiritual Truth: A practical guide to everyday spirituality." The quotes contained in the book are judiciously selected as a quick random read for one to glean pearls of wisdom for the day, help lift one's mood, inspire, bring about a renewed sense of hope, help one jump start one's day, help get through the day with a little less stress, and open one's heart to more love.
Readers of realistic fiction will appreciate the rich, engaging characters and be drawn into this story of overcoming sadness to open one's heart to another.
All that is necessary is to let go of one's cherished images of home and open one's heart to the encompassing darkness.
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.
The recording's most moving and touching tune is "He's Calling You," which closes the set with an invitation to open one's heart to God.
Verwoerd doesn't pretend learning to open one's heart to the suffering of the real victims is easy.