A number of you asked me to elaborate upon the following statement in yesterday’s post:
When you deliberately cultivate suppleness in heart, mind and body – the order is important! – you choose life.
To begin with, why is the order important? Western culture places undue emphasis on the perfection of the mind and body and as such overlooks the central matter of the heart. Billions of dollars and countless hours are spent training and toning the mind and body, while the heart is left to deteriorate from neglect and denial. Your heart is the womb of your expression. As such, it is the point of highest leverage. Changes made here cascade downward and outward.
The heart is made supple by a strong faith in the preeminence of love and the inviolability of love. It is likewise softened by earnest repentance and active forgiveness. Moreover, constant humility mitigates vanity, which is essentially a hollow and brittle state of being that is devoid of your true spirit in expression.
My hope is that there might be a few who not only understand, but are willing to do the difficult work required to come to the point of living with a supple and therefore untroubled heart. When the heart is seized by fear, worry or want it is hardened to the beauty and abundance of life. You need not live this way for one minute longer.