This came to me today in my email and it is exactly what I have been trying to learn. I have said several times that I have changed this year by learning to open my heart to all situations. It is truly amazing how light you feel when you think with your heart.
Thursday, May 3, 2007 – Compassion
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." ~The Dalai Lama
My heart is open and compassionate.
Dear God, Sometimes, it seems like it would be easier to close my eyes and heart
to the people and situations around me.The non-stop barrage of news reports provide vivid details of ways
we are not loving each other. In the midst of all of this, You call me to remain awake. You remind me that a closed heart cannot receive or share love. Instead of shutting down, I choose to be open and loving. When situations arise that challenge me, I choose the path of love. Through prayer and meditation, I give my frustrations and hurts to You; and I receive healing, strength and courage.Reveal what I can do today to open more space in me for love. May Your will be my will. Thank You.