When your heart is open it allows you to feel everything... love, anger, fear, joy... and this teaches us and this heals us. Only when we feel the true spectrum of our experiences and emotions can we heal and truly begin to be present to live.
To live our own truth, our purpose, our soul's longing and destiny. To love to our fullest all of humanity, all creatures of the earth and beyond - including and especially ourselves. Because truly we cannot fully love another before we authentically and truthfully love ourselves and all that we are - light and dark, "good" and "bad," happy or sad. Flawed beings are we and it is those flaws, those dark pieces that when recognized, acknowledged, and accepted allows us to see the light within.
And then to look into that light and begin to surrender to our beauty...
Often, in this day and age, I believe our Human-ness factor is forgotten. To remember the Human-ness within each of us, that connection and how we all experience feelings, emotions, wisdom, energetic connections, spiritual connections, and how we all effect each other and all that has to do with the Earth and being here. Because out of compassion, many things can grow - peace, love, respect...
I have seen this forgotten-ness in most every realm I have been involved in - school, work, athletics, business, the medical field, politics... and I could go on. I believe this is a crisis to our evolution and our survival - not only as peoples, but animals and the Earth itself. It is painful on many levels to experience. Compassion, I believe, is definitely one of the cures.
It is one of my dreams and soul purposes to advocate to see more compassion in the world, to realize we are all one and connected, and to see each other treat each other with love and compassion no matter color, creed, race, etc. This is in part why I have posted this blog because as the Dalai Lama has said,
Please join Carrie for her Compassionate Connection class on September 17th at 7pm. For more information, please see our classes and workshop page.