About 8 or 9 years ago, I was in a teaching of the heart. The irony being that heart meant very little to me in experience. The teacher would endlessly talk of listening to the heart. It was like catching the wind. As we went on, he ruthlessly exposed our shortcomings, stuff we didn’t want exposed – especially to ourselves. It felt brutal, it felt at times un-necessary (so the inner toddler cried). But, as time went on, something was happening. The exposing of shortcomings became gradually less humiliating. We began to seek out exposure. We were like hurt-seeking missiles. We saw the correlation between exposure of hurt and depth of feeling, of heart. Once the correlation is made, is realised, and hurt is de-charged, the heart on fire, it softens endlessly.
And when it reads some of these forum introductions, it wants to guide everyone. And it knows that there is a deeper wisdom, and to respect that, and to let the heart guide, and it does, with complete precision. Thank you for listening.