Doors are only ever temporarily closed because we’re not great at closing them shut or permanently. It’s important we deal with what’s on the other side of the door, so we can permanently shut the door behind us.
What’s on the other side of the door is the fear we feel. We temporarily close the door short-term, because of the unpleasantness we choose not to deal with; whether it’s an argument we’ve ignored, or an experience we haven’t come to terms with that we’re choosing to ignore.
In my own case what was on the other side of the door, was me not knowing what I desperately needed to know around my physical and emotional difficulties. Although we don’t consciously think about our experiences, we innately know yet choose to ignore, those early experiences are part of us.
The barriers we continue to create allow us to think we’re not vulnerable, but we’re more vulnerable than we think. The door ajar are our obstacles we choose not to open. But it’s important we make sure we’ve dealt with what’s on the other side and keep the door shut.
When you keep the door closed, you stop thinking about the experiences you’ve been put through and so that when you think about your past and your experiences don’t feel daunting you know you’re healed.