So many social forces turn people against their own hearts, making them close off. We tell people they can't love outside their race, their faith, their ethnic group. We tell gay people their love is immoral. 

The world is filled with Montagues and Capulets, obstructing love through pettiness and hatred.  When people deny the love inside themselves or hide its expression, when they can't initiate love toward one another with open hearts, they damage their souls, and by extension, the soul of humanity.

-Philip Toshio Sudo