I received an email the other day from a friend, sharing a passage out of a book she was reading that had touched her. I love stumbling upon readings or conversations that make me stop and go, “Hmmmm?” that inspire me to go just a little bit deeper into myself and ask the difficult and humbling questions about why I do the things I do. It inspired me to do some self-reflecting and maybe it can do the same for you!
“What is in your heart? What are you harboring in your heart? Is your heart a storage bin for the hurts and pains of the past? Is your heart a quicksand in which your feet become continuously cemented, if not vacuumed? Is your heart the place you generate all of your worries, fears, anxieties about what is ahead of you? Is your heart the place where you enact dramatizations of polarizations? Is your heart the place in which you retreat and hide from your sense of vulnerability? Is your heart shrouded in self-protective armor? Is your heart bleeding individual or collective shame and guilt? Exactly what is going on in your heart?
Is your heart fertile ground for the seeds of promise? Is your heart a hearth, the cozy fireplace that makes everyone feel at home? Is your heart bubbling over with love and good will? Is your heart the dance of differences, a place where individualized expressions can come together and celebrate their uniqueness even in their Oneness? Is your heart a place of trust and truth, a place of reconciliation and forgiveness? Is your heart fertile soil for the seeds of righteousness? Is your heart a harvest of all of the beauty of the world left as legacy for you to reap?”
– – “Rev. Deborah L. Johnson, Letters from the Infinite Vol. 1, The Sacred Yes”