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Opening Your Heart to Love

Opening Your Heart to Love

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Rumi has such a way with words. We spend so much time looking for love in all the wrong places (yes, I grew up in the 80's) that we can forget to look in the deepest, darkest corners of our hearts to see what we're doing to keep from loving and being loved. If we're not getting loved enough, maybe we're blocking it somehow. If people don't feel our love, what's not coming through in our communication with them? Look for the barriers to love. Get rid of them any way you can. Open your heart to love and be loved.
Tears in the Rain

Tears in the Rain

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Dear Friend, How are you? I just had to send a note to tell you how much I care about you. I saw you yesterday as you were talking with your friends. I waited all day hoping you would want to talk with me too. I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you -- and I waited. You never came. It hurt me -- but I still love you because I am your friend. I saw you sleeping last night and longed to touch your brow so I spilled moonlight upon your face. Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you! You awoke and rushed off to work. My tears were in the rain. If you would only listen to me! I love you! I try to tell you in blue skies and in the quiet green grass. I whisper it in leaves on the trees and breathe it in colors of flow...
There’s a Hole

There’s a Hole

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Sometimes the world feels inhospitable. You feel all the ways that you and it don’t fit. You see what’s missing, how it all could be different. You feel as if you weren’t meant for the world, or the world wasn’t meant for you, as if the world is “the way it is” and your discomfort with it a problem. So you get timid. You get quiet about what you see. But what if this? What if you are meant to feel the world is inhospitable, unfriendly, off-track in just the particular ways that you do? The world has a you-shaped hole in it. It is missing what you see. It lacks what you know and so you were called into being. To see the gap, to feel the pain of it, and to fill it. Filling it is speaking what is missing. Filling it is stepping into the center of the crowd, int