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How can I open my heart again?

Are you fighting being closed off? Relax into it. Accept it as it is. Fighting a feeling keeps you stuck in it.

For example, when you try to suppress a laugh, you laugh even more. 342 more words

Advice

sharing the practice...


In 2008, I began a regular meditation practice after reading the book Calming The Fearful Mind: A Zen Response To Terrorism by Thich Nhat Hanh. It wasn’t that my mind was especially fearful, no more than any other person I suppose, but fear seemed and still seems to be very present in the world. 340 more words

Meditations

How to Cultivate Compassion

Take a childhood of abandonment and mix that with equal parts of anxiety and panic.
Fold the child within herself and leave her ashamed and confused. 151 more words

Poetry

Open Dear Heart

Open
dear heart
and love
this world.

Blink
neither
at the light
nor dark.

Open
dear heart
and let
the whole
world in.

Discriminate
neither against… 32 more words

Poetry

Three weeks post-opp.

So, I am Three weeks post-opp from an aortic valve replacement surgery.  There has been so much going on and so little concentration.  It took me fifteen minutes to write the last two sentences.   765 more words

Shining Light in Shadowland

Ever since the election, in spite of attempts to stay centered in a positive outlook, I often wake up in the morning with sadness and apprehension. 815 more words

Spiritual