Just beautiful from the book “In Touch”

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Openheartedness is one of the most easily recognizable markers of inner knowing.
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The human heart is a keenly sensitive area of feeling and knowing that is a portal to our deepest self.
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Heart wisdom is a blend of deep feeling and understanding.
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Without discernment, love is easily blinded by desire.
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The heart area closes in the face of early emotional abuse and neglect, as well as in response to the normal challenges and stresses of daily life.
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It reopens when it is met with steady, attuned love.
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Self-acceptance, self-love, and self-care free us from our egocentricity and open us to the whole of life.
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The mind can only accept conditionally, but the heart accepts unconditionally.
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We do not need to try to love or accept ourselves; it is enough to attune with the love and acceptance that is already here.
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As our attention deepens into the heart, subtler dimensions unfold.
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The deepest dimension of the human heart, sometimes called the soul, feels like a sacred temple.
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It is here that we experience the greatest human intimacy, love, compassion, and joy.
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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jennifer on April 1, 2016 at 12:57 am

    A sacred temple, yes. Beautiful Marty.

  2. Wow.. Your line about not needing to love yourself but rather tune into what’s already there is exquisite!!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“
    We are love. Love is why we’re here.

    Sadly your comment about closing your heart if you were abused or neglected at a young age really resonates with me. πŸ˜•My heart only started opening within the past two years. However, better late than never. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜Œ

  3. Such beautiful words to share!

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