What beautiful words!
After listening to a recent podcast from Ram Dass, he mentioned those words in a conversation and it really caught my attention. So much so that I instantly wrote it down and wanted to explore it from a deeper place of silence as I believe that the majority of us at some stage in our lives have done exactly this.
How long have we been building or reinforcing our heart’s with an indestructible armour? One that for once and for all will never be pierced or broken ever again. How often have you said, ‘that will never happen to me again’ or ‘I’ll never let someone into my heart again, it’s just too painful’ or ‘I never thought they would do something like that’, so we build another layer of armour.
What was your expectation anyway?
The mind & ego is so protective of its self that it will do anything or believe anything to reassure itself that a past painful experience of the heart will never happen again, but the funny thing is that it continues to play the story over and over again on a past experience that is no longer current in this present moment.
When you’re focused outside of yourself and truly believe that your problem has been caused by another, rather than your attachment to the story your thinking mind has you believing in that moment, you are now your own victim and the situation appears to be fruitless. The flaw has to be in your thinking, because you’re the one projecting it!
By questioning your mind and its actual authenticity, you begin to realize that ultimately no one can hurt you, only you are able capable of this.
So how can we begin to drop our armour and continue to keep our heart space open? We need to find some clarity and remain comfortable with the uncertainty of life. Clarity can now surface by being able to slow down, invite self-enquiry, listen and look to see what’s happening. Then we can open ones heart and confront all situations from a deeper level beyond the thinking mind.