The Cheerful Giver

“It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

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Mending your heart

Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

Mending the heart so that it is able to love fully is the basis of all healing.

We all need love as the essential core of our lives, and if painful wounds have closed the heart off from receiving love, it is important to revive it.

If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.  – Kristin Chenoweth

Developing compassion for ourselves and others who are not able to love us in the way we desire is the awareness of an awakened heart.  It is not easy to forgive and let go of hurt and rejection.

If we feel a need to limit love by placing conditions on it and controlling the way in which it comes to us, we will never know the complete experience of deep love.  When we keep our past hurts locked inside, we block energy coming in and out.  Until we unblock this pain, we will continue to limit this freedom of love to ourselves and others.

It’s no secret that we tend to look for flaws within ourselves and that we’re our own worst critics. We always find something that we don’t like and even catch ourselves saying, “I’m not good enough, not beautiful enough, not smart enough.”   Become aware of these thoughts coming in and make an effort each day to turn them into positive thoughts.

“I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don’t want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It’s high time that I accept all the great things about me.”- C JoyBell

Forgiving and letting go of our rigid beliefs, opens our hearts and allows joy, peace and love to fully enter our life.  When we surrender our past, we start to adopt a new thought process and we allow the ultimate reality to carry us through.

Good relationships nourish us and feed us.  They teach us how valuable love is in our lives and ask that we honor those who bring us joy, honesty and trust.

“The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” –  Steve Maraboli