To keep the heart space open, we almost all need some healing in regard to our carried hurts from the past. It also helps to be in right relationship with people, so that other people can love us and touch us at deeper levels, and so we can touch them. In addition, I think the heart space is opened by “right brain” activities such as music, art, dance, nature, fasting, poetry, games, life-affirming sexuality, and, of course, the art of relationship itself. And to be fully honest, I think your heart needs to be broken and broken open at least once to have a heart at all or to have a heart for others. [Richard Rohr, Daily Meditation 8.8.14]
What is true is always so clear when my eyes are open. At least the “eyes” of my heart. I DO a lot of thinking these days, especially when Gracie and I are out walking in the BEautimous mornings.
I remember times and places. Sometimes I can stop things just enough to see me in those times and places. Little understandings are floating into view. Awarenesses, too.
BEing in “right relationship” with people isn’t always possible. NOT as I understand it.
But you know what?! That’s coming to matter less and less.
It’s simply a matter of BEing openhearted.
I love you, Currie