Tuesday, September 1, 2009
BEING OPEN HEARTED
Instead of my Usual Poetry, today I have some thoughts I would like to share. This is also great practice for my books which I will writing very soon. ;) Again, I want to thank ALL of YOU, For it is through my Moments with You that I Come to Realize my Innate Everflowing Wisdom….
I often have people ask me how to remain so open despite being hurt, as we all have been subject to pain through human interaction and personal relationships. So today, I have a few thoughts that I'd like to share...
I believe that we all are innately Loving Beings. One of the most basic and primitive human desires is the need for love and physical affection. We are born like this. Observe any young child and you will notice their natural way of being is one of Love, affection, and joy. So one might ask, What occurs that changes this?
As we grow, we begin to explore human interaction, in school, on a playground, with friends, as we begin dating, and so on. Initially, we act based on our true childlike nature__ that of Love. However, this Love is not always met equally by others. Sometimes its met with ego, jealousy, insecurity, fear, impulse and other feelings people possess that prevent them from acting from Pure Love. Gradually, we begin to fear that being open hearted can also be a painful process. So we alter our responses during human interaction and relationships to match those that we are being met with. We begin to lose trust, close our hearts, and mask our childlike nature.
The MOST IMPORTANT THING I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND is the hurt only occurs when we take other’s actions and words personally. Remember, anything that anyone has ever said or done to you HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THEM AND WHERE THEY ARE AT IN THEIR STATE OF MIND.
Their actions and words or lack thereof are not a reflection of your self-worth, EVER.
When you can truly grasp and believe this Truth, it becomes instantly easier to open your heart because you begin to understand that no one else has the power to hurt you. Only YOU can hurt you. You hurt yourself by the way you perceive each situation.
I know many of you may still feel that being open is a scary place to be. Many of you may feel vulnerable at the thought of exposing yourself, expressing your feelings, and so on. Others may feel it is naive to be so trusting in a world where so many others have been conditioned to act the opposite. These reactions are perfectly understandable. Luckily, we have all been given a very special gift that goes along perfectly with our open heart___ INTUITION.
Our Intuition is our “gut feeling”, it does not come from the mind, rather an innate knowing that we have about every person and situation in our lives. It tells us whether we feel “safe” around them or should “be careful”. Our intuition is most powerful when we are AWARE. You are aware when you LISTEN to yourself, the inner voice we all possess. This voice speaks to us through our bodies. When you are unsure about someone or something, you can close your eyes, bring your attention to the issue at hand, and listen to your body. If it tingles, feels excited, or alive, that is a sign that you are exactly where you need to be. But if your body tenses up, feels uneasy or nervous in your stomach, then that is your higher self warning you to be extra aware of the situation.
Ultimately, our Intuition and our Open Hearts combined, can allow us to live more Joyfully, to fully Explore and Experience every Moment without Fear. It allows us to take chances, express our feelings, and be open to the Infinite Possibilities that each day has to offer. Remember, You are the Creator of Your Life. Being Open Hearted allows You to LIVE FULLY and Savor All of Life’s Beauty in it Many Forms.
Love is Life and Life is Free.
"The heart is like a flower - unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world. The fragrance of the heart is made up of the qualities and virtues of our spirit. Most of us have learned how to keep our heart closed in a world that would trample all over us if we let it. Being open hearted today seems to require tremendous courage. It is a courage which comes only when we realise that no one can hurt us, no matter what they say or do. They may hurt our body, but if we have realised we are spirit, nothing outside can touch us, if we so decide. Little by little, practice opening your heart to those you think have hurt you. Realise it wasnt them that hurt you, it was yourself. And it taught you not to trust and you closed your heart. A closed heart is in need of opening. And when you do, you will have begun to heal yourself. "