Some days this is easy to find and some days oh my God it is so far removed we cannot seem to dig it up from our chest. Lost heart. What do we say to someone when they feel that the ground is falling out from under them? Have heart. This also means when you want to punish someone who we feel someone has done us wrong and someone is trying to save us from that move they may say have a heart. We all need our hearts. We all need out hearts open no matter what. It is scary to travel this life that way but not nearly as scary as traveling with a closed shop. No one gets to share in your vast array of priceless merchandise.
To love when things seem so difficult is called grace. To love when things seem hopeless brings opens unexpected doors. To love when the pressures are immense make us great, gracious. Loving when things are easy and juicy is lovely but to love when there seems no reason to do so means you can see the hand of God below the pain above.
When your child is sick it is hard, When your child is injured it is trying, when your child faces death or earth shattering disease it is crushing. We would much rather take it on ourselves. What I have realized with my child facing this is each child is ours. Each child and this planet and all who are a part of it deserve our prayers and chants thus a great reason to remember the infinite dance always. We get to practice. I am greatful for my practice. I am greatful for you and your prayers. I am greatful to the open heart which allows the depth of knowing to prevail in trying times as well as gracious ones. Tell me what you are doing to love more each day, each minute, each breath.