Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Only Keep the Heart Open Continuously

     When the heart is open, it's not closed. A powerful object of meditation is steadily monitoring the feel of the heart area: is it open, relaxed, warm? If not, it has closed due to self-centered fear. Let go - each microsecond - a fresh opportunity to exercise the heart-re-opening muscles - endlessly tirelessly gently keep returning to open-heartedly embrace whatever the present moment holds.

     “each moment of interpersonal contact is infused with both selfish and altruistic desire – with hunger and with love. … whenever my hungers diminished, love and compassion appeared. … love and hunger are intermingled … Since both are usually present, whenever one is attenuated, the other becomes more prominent. Imagine a jar of muddy water – if you let it settle and then remove the silt, what remains is clear. It is that simple: when hungers diminish, love remains.”     Kramer G. “Insight dialogue. The interpersonal path to freedom.” Shambhala, Boston, 2007.

     One word to remember - "OPEN"

     See: http://www.johnlovas.com/2013/10/choose-now-fresh-or-stale.html 

"We are so lightly here" - Leonard Cohen

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