Zen Pencils' Animation Uses C.S. Lewis Quote To Teach Us How To Love (VIDEO)

This Animation Is A Reminder To Open Your Heart Even When You Don't Think You Can

This Zen Pencils animation will remind you why falling in love -- and the attendant heartbreak -- is always worth it.

Based on a C.S. Lewis quote from his book, 'The Four Loves,' it teaches us that there's no way to really love unless you're willing to let your heart get beat up a little.

The full version of the quote reads:

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be 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. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."

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