Visions of Change

Joanna Macy: Embracing Our Pain for the World

I realized yesterday that the events of the past week are breaking my heart (while also giving me many important reminders of the strength of the human spirit). Once I decided to let myself feel my broken heart, to grieve, I remembered Joanna Macy’s words: “A heart that splits open can contain the entire universe.” Remembering that my heart is the seat of my spiritual wisdom mind, I decided to listen to my broken heart for signals of how to be and act in the face of heart wrenching events. Listening to our hearts awakens the human spirit, a great strength and guide through difficult times. I want to share these exercises for grieving together from Joanna Macy’s website for any that need their hearts soothed and strengthened in community.

Honoring Our Pain in the World

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