A tender heart

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..the tenderness of the awakened heart, is available in moments of caring for things, when we are cleaning our glasses or brush our hair.  It’s available in moments of appreciation, when we notice the blue sky or pause and listen to the rain.  It is available in moments of gratitude, when we recall a kindness or recognise another person’s courage.  It is available in music and dance, in art, and in poetry. Whenever we let go of holding onto ourselves and look at the world around us, whenever we connect with sorrow, whenever we connect with joy, whenever we drop our resentment and complaint, in these moments (the tender heart) is here.

Pema Chodron

20 thoughts on “A tender heart

  1. So true Deb.

    For certain of us, being awakened to the beauties of this world is a process. We WANT to understand it and rejoice in it the same way others do, but sometimes we just ain’t feeling it that way. But there are certain places where I find it. And I am always grateful when I do.

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