A True Heart

Mar 29, 2012 by

A True Heart

You know that moment in time.  That one instant that touched you, that immediately changed you, that made you gaze at amazement at how perfectly flawless it could all be.  A connection so effortless that you curled up on the couch, let everything drip out of your mind and just embrace the true heart of the other.  Maybe it’s your soulmate, maybe it’s a child … or a parent … or a love … or your true companion that takes the form of a pet … No matter who it is, they don’t judge, they accept, they adore you moment to moment so effortlessly that it can take your breath away.  They have a true heart for you that is so touching that it changes you and you’re never the same.

We’ve experienced it, a true heart, a gentle spirit, that makes everything else effortless.  And you know when you’ve found them, you don’t have to think about it or ask questions, you open yourself up to the experience, let your mind go, and become a true heart as well.

So here’s my question: “If we desperately search and need a true heart from another, why can’t we give it to ourselves?”  Most of us don’t.  Most of us are good at judging ourselves, or perpetuate personal lies and self delusion, or beat ourselves so hard that we are unrecognizable in the mirror.

So here’s the challenge: “Next time you look in the mirror, stop, take a breath, take a moment’s break, and wonder out loud what it would be like if you were your own true heart.  Ask yourself out loud what the world would be like if you could adore yourself as effortlessly as your other true heart does.”  And see if that makes a difference at the way you look at the world, the way the world looks back at you, and the way you look back at yourself.

See you on the wire

— Steven Cardinale

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