If your everyday practice is to open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that – then that will take you as far as you can go.
And then you’ll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.
- Pema Chodron
Wow! What an amazing concept...and can we actually reach this beautiful state?
What would it take to accomplish this?
What does it really mean to OPEN TO ALL OF YOUR EMOTIONS in your everyday practice?
I think it means that you are IN the Present Moment and NOT carrying the gunnysack of old, unresolved issues in your heart.
You have expressed the conscious intention to heal this pain and are now trusting the Divine Universe to present you with the opportunities and tools you need to do this.
You have let go of trying to solve your problems and have surrendered to the wisdom of the Divine Matrix which encompasses ALL issues and problems and circumstances and knows the greatest good for all involved, iincluding you.
it means you are centered and balanced and have the energy to pay attention to what is going on INSIDE and OUTSIDE of you.
You have taken good care of yourself and have honored the messages of your body.
it means you accept that the Divine Universe is continually presenting you with opportunities to master the lessons your soul has chosen to learn and you know that to learn these lessons you need to fully and consciously engage with your emotions and the circumstances and persons and events you are encountering.
In this BEAUTIFUL STATE I have just described you will find it effortless to extend caring and compassion to yourself and others, to support them in their journeys but not take responsibility for mastering their lessons, to flow with life always remembering Gary Zukav's teaching that everything that will ever happen to you is for the healing of your soul.
When you are able to embrace every moment with conscious awareness, compassion and love, you will have understood that an open heart gives us ALL that we need and that LOVE...of yourself and the world and everyone in it... is the answer to every question.
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