Time, no matter how well spent, will leave furrows in your face, but it need not wrinkle your heart. A light and supple heart is possible no matter what your age, provided that you cultivate a deep and abiding sense of appreciation for the opportunities at hand.
4 thoughts on “Your Heart”
Feeling the meaning of the word appreciation rather than the surface term as you spoke of recently brings a sense of wisdom making for sequential coherent living.
I have found that forgiveness is a central key to having a happy, peaceful heart.
If left unattended, the heart can crystalize and coarsen with age. It takes deliberation to be alert to opportunities of renewal and refreshing, and one can also be deliberate not to identify with the age of the physical body, since its occupant has no age as such!
To quote John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem Maud Muller, “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!'” Each can look back on our lives and speculate on opportunities we perhaps missed, but we cannot change what is passed. Whether it’s true or not will always be a unknown. If there is a lesson, then learn from it; wallowing in it only makes more of the same. The opportunity today has one advantage over any other…it’s available for living. Living in the present, with an abiding appreciation for what is now , gives the greatest opportunity to not miss out on our lives. It brings the whole of who we are, with the power of our heart, to intersect with what is possible now. That’s a force!