When this world seems like it’s falling apart,
when you don’t really know what to believe,
when the hero and villain alternate like an unpredictable chess game,
There is one thing I’m unshakably confident in:
We’ve never needed to open our hearts more,
than when we feel like closing them to protect ourselves…
I know it hurts, I’ve been hurt and I’ve hurt others, too…
We all have, knowingly or not. Some seemingly more than others. That’s beyond my human understanding to bestow meaning or justice upon.
And with all the pains and sorrows,
with all the fear and uncertainty,
with all the hope seemingly gone…
I choose to crack my heart a little more open!
One of the biggest lessons this year has been
trusting in the darkness of the unknown…
Like an unborn child in the mother’s womb,
floating in a sea of darkness, being, trusting,
that same darkness nourishes them until birth….
I choose to trust and I choose hope!
Remembering love, amidst all the hatred and fear…
Choosing hope, during that darkest night of the soul…
Coming back to Love, over and over again!
Countless times, again and again.
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Here is my favorite heart-opening prayer, by Beautiful Choir:
I Believe Only in Love.
Everything else on earth lacks meaning.
Even if this world is leveled to the ground;
Even if the seas dry up and the mountains wear down;
Love will Live Forever in the Infinite Universe,
Forever in the Infinite Universe,
Forever in the Infinite Universe.