I’ll keep postings short as I set out to explore the ways in which I freely give loving attention to others (especially those who’re suffering and/or are near death), while neglecting the care of my body and heart. I plan to look below and inside and behind this age-old habit, aiming to get to know it better. Already I’m running into resistance and reluctance from deep within.
Fortunately, I’m accompanied–as far as that is possible and prudent–by two friends acting as spiritual companions. Both see much goodness in me; they urge me to stay with whatever arises, to push against ancient boundaries, and to trust the reclaiming of the heart.
image: A man paddles on a polluted river in China’s Jiangsu province. REUTERS.