Friday, October 22, 2021
“How to keep the tender-hearted
from becoming callous.”
Then, what's the thing to do when we feel vulnerable and afraid of being hurt again? We tend to start layering a protective coating over the old heart ― the centre that preserves our feelings of certainty, peace, and love ― that's what. How do we do that? Well, like a painter using the impasto technique to build thick layers of paint on a canvas, we begin dipping our brush into the reservoir of painful memories and start stroking heavy effects of sorrow over the surface of our well-beingness. Sometimes we can lay it on pretty thick too. Before we know it, the canvas of our heart, which is usually transparent enough to reflect love's radiant white light, now starts to become heavy and clouded with the darkness of gloom, and just like in the image above, parts of the beauty and innocence of the rose become no longer visible. If left to time, we lose sight of who we are altogether and become hardened.
Therefore, thank goodness
for those tender-hearted ones…
So, the next time you're in a position to be compassionate, remember, that in order to save a heart, it takes heart.
“Compassion is when someone
is tempted to let their heart harden,
but the presence of your tenderness
won’t let them.”
Black and white image of a rose against a black background.
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