Petals, we have no choice--we have to peel open our hearts like flowers and give them some air and some space, some rain and some sun. Even a good stormy wind won't do us any harm. On the contrary--it might lift away the deadweight, anything dried and clinging to the stem, anything that's holding us back.
We can't stop the winds and the raging storms, so we might as well calm ourselves, open our hearts and our minds, and let the storm pass. Let it take what it will take, because we'll gather what's left and be all the more radiant for it.