When the World Assails Your Heart
What is the flavor in your heart today? May it be delicious, the flavor in your heart. May it be as sweet like the morning dew. May it have no tinges of anxiety or anything but the sweetness of love, love untainted by hurt or resistance or any of the other many things that have assailed your heart.
If something from the world assails your heart, let it pass through quickly and be done with. Never again keep anything in your heart that does not nourish it. No matter how right you are, change your thinking and let tension go.
No one ever did anything to you. They may have railed at you, disappointed you, cheated you, and yet I state they didn't do anything to you. You took in what you saw or felt and accepted it as hurtful. It is like when someone takes drugs or takes a third piece of pie, no one made the person. No one forced his mouth open. The same with hurt in your heart. It is good to open your heart to love. You don't have to shut your heart down because of one thing or another.
The same thing goes for bitterness or anything else. You swallowed it. You swallowed bitterness down hook, line, and sinker.
When there is anguish in your heart, no one but you put it there. You put it there, and you are the one keeping it. Like everything else, let it go. Rather than say, :"Good riddance," say: "I bless you to your good."
When We are talking about romance broken, you opened your heart and, when things did not turn out the way you dreamed, you said in effect: "You bozo, you hurt my heart. For that, I grab you and all accompanying hurt into my bosom and let you fester there, here in the very core of my Being. Come right in and stay here in My heart so I can continue to blame you for my own culpability. I will punish myself for the sake of holding you responsible. I call this a sweet victory. I punish you by keeping the crime I blame you for against me in my heart. I won't let you get away with it, no matter how much it hurts me. I hold you hostage here, so there."
And so you bear a grudge, and so your heart and mind are filled with this thought: "He can't do this to me. He'll be sorry."
Whatever he did, or she did, is much less than what you are doing to yourself and your beleaguered heart.
Avast, mateys, let the offender go. It is all a big mistake, isn't it? Untie him from the mast. Who is guilty of what anyway? At the very least, you are responsible for taking the offense home in your heart to roost.
Each of you is a throbbing human being. Each of you set out to find your fortune in a fishing expedition, and you, at worst, picked out the wrong fortune. Is it the fortune's fault? Is it fault? Is it a fault that what you once set your heart on is no longer hitting the mark?
Accept once and for all that there is no fault. Forget fault. Don't think for one minute in terms of fault, for that is a trap you set for yourself.
The biggest romantic heartbreak is like this: There was a car accident at a crossroads. Neither driver was looking. Both drivers walked out of the car.
Be happy that each driver is able to shake hands, say sorry, and let that be the end of it. Why keep the other driver in your heart with a vengeance and pound him there when it is yourself who gets hurt?