If you’re paying attention your heart breaks regularly

brokenIf you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold evermore wonders. ~ Andrew Harvey

and another:

And sometimes, when the heart fully opens, it breaks with grief first. ~ Sara Harris

and

To stay with that shakiness—to stay with a broken heart, with a rumbling stomach, with the feeling of hopelessness and wanting to get revenge—that is the path of true awakening. Sticking with that uncertainty, getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos, learning not to panic—this is the spiritual path. Getting the knack of catching ourselves, of gently and compassionately catching ourselves, is the path of the warrior. We catch ourselves one zillion times as once again, whether we like it or not, we harden into resentment, bitterness, righteous indignation— harden in any way, even into a sense of relief, a sense of inspiration. ~ Pema Chödrön

On theme, from the other day, in case you missed it: Is it possible to hold all the grief in the world and not get crushed by it?

About Monica Cassani

Author/Editor Beyond Meds: Everything Matters