To be mindful of what is happening within you
in this very moment;
to deny nothing;
to accept “what is;”
to welcome each part of yourself, saying
“Ahhh, there you are, dear one.
I see you. I see your light,”
with breath, tenderness, and compassion…
this is the path of a liberated heart.
The path of a liberated heart. It sounds so simple. And it is. But it is not easy. That’s because we have a lot of old baggage we are carrying — old beliefs and stories about ourselves and this world — that come into play in situations where we are triggered. But this is how we liberate ourselves from these illusions.
To be tender with ourselves.
To be gentle with ourselves.
To accept whatever we are experiencing, whatever is happening…with breath and compassion.
We lighten up. We embrace ourselves. We smile. We open to others. We offer ourselves to others – our compassion flows out of us in a powerful way….a way that maintains our integrity and honor AND is kind to others.
This is the path, friends. This is the path that calls me back when I get mired in the lie that I am not worth calling myself a “dear one” and treating myself with compassion, when I get angry and am seeped in fear, and when my ego says to be harsh and disconnect.
And when I get back on that path….ahhh, my whole body rises — from the back of my heart, I breathe and open.
But we need community! It is often hard to do this “inner work” along. We need the presence of soulful friends to remind us of our goodness and wholeness, so that we can SEE ourselves and go “within” to then come back out in the world smiling with the face of our True Self and the hands of our True Self offered to the world.
So today, say something kind and tender to yourself. Encourage a fellow soulful friend. Tell them that you see them, you see their light. Say something kind. Let your eyes communicate compassion. And see how liberating your heart feels.
Blessings of Delight,