In the past few months I've talked about the sense that my life had been thrown into a paper shredder and awaiting the pieces to fall back into place. I guess I kind of assumed those pieces would land in their old, familiar organization, but as I write this from a warm, sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic beside my twin flame, it is clear to me that the shattering of one reality created the space to commit fully to my heart's deepest intention in every opportunity. And while the process has, at times, been incremental and at others seemingly warp-speed, I can't help but feel this almost addictive momentum to continuing in the direction of living from my heart as though it's the last chance I'll be able to do so.
It's often noted that the greatest regret of the dying is the simple sense of living according to others' expectations alongside our own limiting beliefs and internalized shoulds. Over time, it has become my intention to write, speak, live and love with that sincerity, because the reality is that I don't know when the opportunity will be gone. With this guiding principle, every moment reveals the potential to remember what matters and to live in a way that we are aligned with our hearts. This is the intention of Bodhicitta - the awakened heart/mind that strives toward awakening, empathy, and compassion. It is the wisdom that realizes the truth of who we are and the heart's natural expression of warmth and radiance as a result. It is the dharma at work when we let nature takes its course. It's both natural and available to all of us.
May you know the goodness of your radiant heart.
May you find freedom on your path.
May you live a life you love.