When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless. ~Pema Chodron
This week’s quote reminds us of our incredible depth of being. It is a place beyond all reason, all emotion, which many of us only briefly glimpse. Often it happens in a moment of good-will, friendship, and love between two people. Sometimes it happens when we are deeply satisfied with ourselves, and we experience a fleeting feeling of self-love.
What would it be like to live in that place? How do we get there?
Well, how do we achieve anything in life? Practice. Intentional, effortful, devoted practice. If you know who Pema Chodron is, you know that her words are not meant to be light and fluffy. When she says that one can begin to discover a bottomless heart, she means business.
Truly touching our hearts and exposing them to others is no small matter. We must do the work of delving through all the unconscious filth that obstructs the way.
Whether through meditation, prayer, service…you name it, let us practice with the intention of uncovering and touching the depths of our being so that we may live in loving-kindness toward ourselves and others.
By Terence Stone
Chief Editor and Founder of Urban Spiritual, I’m a classically trained singer and actor living in New York City, who has performed in the U.S. and Europe. I’m also a writer, traveller, meditator, arts-lover, and well-being enthusiast.