“What happens when people open their hearts?”…
“They get better.”
― Haruki Murakami
Today is going to be a practice in healing. Healing our wounds, our anger, our self-loathing and ultimately, healing our mind. In my line of work, I often hear how so many want to be loved and have incredible connection and are still resigned and afraid to open up because of their fear of possible pain.
I believe that the depth to which we will experience love is also directly related to the depth to which we are willing to be hurt. I think that they walk hand in hand, side by side. You cannot have the darkness without the light. If there were no darkness, we wouldn’t have the context for what light really is. If we didn’t know what pain and hurt felt like, I don’t know that feeling love would be as joyous.
I do want to add a caveat, when we are born, we are born with nothing but love and so we need not have the context of darkness. Sadly, the world is simply a representation of this duality. The yin and yang, the light and dark, the good and bad, they all exist on this physical plane. And in order to experience the most healing, the most peace, is to operate inside of both aspects of our life. Not experience the extreme of each, but simply to play in the middle of each.
How you deal with something amazing is just as important with how you deal with something hard.
My suggestion to you is this, go out and put yourself on the line. It will scare you, it will make you stop dead in your tracks and in that moment, you have a choice. You have a choice to take one more step and see that you are courageous. That you are magnificent and that what you put your mind to is totally possible.
As always, leave a comment or a thought!
Love, Peace, and Gratitude!
Tim Long – The Love Guru