Source: SoundCloud / ̷ ҉ ოXო ҉
Because a loving heart is the very nature of every human being, to cultivate love does not mean to fabricate something that is not already present. Rather, it means to identify and gradually remove the many obstacles that block access to our loving heart. The primary obstacles are greed, hatred, and delusion, which give rise to many afflictive emotions and mind states such as anger, fear, jealousy and confusion. These mind states, and the behaviors they create, make it difficult for us to know and express our love, and give rise to the many problems that plague our troubled world. Since afflictive emotions are many and varied, and grave problems in our world so prevalent, we may doubt that the true nature of every human heart is love. It can seem impossible that the potential of every person is to speak and act from this place of great and natural love. The Buddha reassures us, “O Nobly Born, remember your own loving heart. Trust it, honor it, follow it. It will bring you peace.”
At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening.
Source: SoundCloud / Arts & Crafts
I am just where I need to be. We are just where we need to be :)
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