Marguerite Manteau-Rao said “We feel what we think”
I have found this to be true on so many levels. When my heart is open with compassion, and I think loving thoughts, then I feel love in return. The gateway to the heart does not go in one direction only; it flows freely in and out, up and down, all the way around. I am free.
When I think hurtful, hateful thoughts, my heart constricts, causing me pain in return. The gates shut, letting no one in, keeping myself locked within. With these thoughts, I find I am trapped.
Live in love.
As with many situations, its a philosophical approach that works well, so long as you aren’t dealing with psychos. If you’ve got dangerous people around you then a warm and open heart can get you doubly battered, and sometimes recognising that it’s not about your own heart, can be a matter of life and death.
That’s where engaged Buddhism comes in hun! x
Great reminder. Thank you 🙂