I dismantle the barriers to unconditional compassion and love.
Tender feelings help me to connect with my true nature and that of the world around me. I am grateful for all the good things in my life. I acknowledge the struggles that everyone goes through, including my own. I accept all my emotions.
When my heart is awakened, I feel more generous. I look for ways to help others. At the same time, I am gentle with myself when I fall short of my ideals.
I analyze the things I value. I see where I am clinging to material goods. I work towards finding security in spiritual values and my relationships with others.
I extend my love. I think of the warm feelings I have for family and friends. I try to transfer that affection to strangers and even to the people who I believe have wronged me.
I question my assumptions and become eager to respond in new ways to familiar challenges. When someone makes a hurtful comment, I restore harmony rather than harboring a grudge.
I look for the good qualities in myself and others.
Being critical just makes me more irritable. Offering kindness helps me to receive more in return. Whatever happens, a cheerful attitude lifts my own spirits.
Today, I possess the courage to be vulnerable. I allow my heart and mind to open. I love and accept myself and others.
- How can I practice seeing with my heart?
- What kinds of situations make me want to harden my heart?
- How can I honor the truth with my thoughts, words, and actions?