Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Inspirational Snippet: When the Heart is Open

Inspirational Snippet: When the Heart is Open

“As one can see when the eyes are open, so one can understand when the heart is open.”--Hazrat Inayat Khan The Bowl of Saki

This makes beautiful sense to me, does it to you?  I know the first part of the quote speaks to us in terms of seeing what is.  Often we choose to see what we want to see and many times it is a narrow focus.  Many times we live in denial of what is which leaves us little room to change it.  When our eyes are open, willing to see, we can change everything.

The second part is perhaps a little harder to comprehend so I am going to try and help you through it.  How many times do we use the phrase “I don’t know” to describe our situation to someone, to respond to what we are feeling or what we say to ourselves when we can’t figure it out?  Do we do that because we sincerely do not know?  If that is the case, then our heart is not really open because when our heart is open we always know loud and clear what it is we know.  My feeling is that we all have our hearts open enough to know what it is we know. (some more than others)   I think we tend to use that phrase.  It gives us permission to stop feeling—but in stopping the feeling we don’t get to feel all of our feelings and hence it closes our hearts.   The next time you are inclined to say “I don’t know”  take a moment before responding and check in with your heart to “feel” what it is you do know.  Give yourself permission to know.  It may not be something you share or it may be.  Either way,  honor your heart by listening to it. That is the gift of having our heart open.  That is the way to more understanding in your life. That is how you open your heart.

My wish for you today is to open your heart.

Love to you,

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