Message from the heart

buddhism, daily living, Life, LOVE, wellbeing

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If our species could just try to hold this thought in the forefront of the mind, wouldn’t we be looking on at a different world?  We have such a marvellous potential from the start.

Be kind to one another.  Even when its tough. Love is the remarkable ineffable force that enables us to continue to hope .  When we love well,  the world changes.

Practice – its all it takes. Iris Murdoch once encapsulated the imperative of what love is-

‘Love is the difficult realization that something other than ourselves is real’

Which by extension involves examining our own reactions and behaviours and reflecting on whether we are loving enough. It’s that giant leap when you are in the middle of feeling justified in your own feelings, and suddenly you stop to think ‘How would I feel if someone said/did that to me? ‘

12th century French

3 thoughts on “Message from the heart

  1. Good thoughts.

    Rumi is such a beautiful writer that I had once even considered learning Persian. I even memorized the alphabet, but it would not stick in my brain so I realized that age had debilitated me from the task. I wish, however, that someone would put out a definitive (and scholarly) English version .

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