If Our Hearts Are Closed

People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don't want to suffer, they won't be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by. --Geneen Roth

To have our hearts fully open to whatever comes our way may well be the secret nor only to spiritual maturity, but also to experiencing the fullness of life. We welcome it all. Most of us don’t want to suffer, to feel pain or grief, or to struggle with whatever gets in the way of the direction we think we should be following. But in doing so, we miss the joys, little joys and big ones that try to pop up from behind the rock or around the tree as we go blinded by our need to be somewhere else in our psychic and emotional journey. Today, why not open your heart to it all so that as the joy flies by you are ready and eager to see it. Namaste

Gentle Thoughts: Keep track of the joys you allow yourself to experience today. That’s a joy in itself.

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