Our Hearts Come Full Circle
"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities but in the expert's there are few." ~ Shunryu Suzuki
The seasons change, and inexorably the fullness of summer winds down to the first chills of fall. A familiar dance partner, whose embrace is never fully forgotten, the shift of season reminds us of the cyclical nature of all life. And as we continue to nurture the possibilities of a beginners mind, may we also cultivate the love of a beginners heart.
The nature of our first loves are imbued with a sense of innocence and sweetness. And as we grow and change we inevitably find ourselves patching the hurts and wounds that love will deal us. But it is when we are willing to see our way past the scar tissue and open again to the possibilities in love that we truly come full circle.
Every time we bring ourselves to our mats we are showing up for Radiant Heart. Each time we stumble and fall, and get back up to try again, we are there with our Radiant Hearts. All the times we have looked to our practice to help us heal, our hearts have been willing, and we find together the courage to keep moving forward. This is the essence of Radiant Heart, and the ever present opportunities to come back to the beginning and try again.
May we have the clarity of the beginner's mind to see each misfortune as an opening for growth, and through our hurts a chance to love again. May we cherish the cycle of life as a reminder to come again to the possibilities of a beginning instead of the foreshadowing of an ending. And may we always welcome our hearts to come full circle.
I’ll see all of you on your mats.