The heart broken wide open,
left to heal with cracks of light peeking through,
allows love to flow in and out to our fellow travelers.
These cracks also serve as direct conduits to the Divine,
enabling us to move forward on our spiritual path.
As much as we would like to patch the holes in our broken heart,
move quickly beyond the suffering and forget it ever happened,
the greatest lessons are learned through experience.
When the pain is too great to bear or our agony
veils the clarity that will eventually come from a broken open heart,
we can take comfort from the 12th century Persian poet, Rumi,
who wrote, "Keep looking at the bandaged place.
That is where the light enters you."
Excerpted from Awakening the Spirit Within
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is a touchpoint. a resting place, a "remembering" of who we really are and how we can best live—kindly and compassionately with ourselves and others.
Janice Lynne Lundy, DMin
is an educator, interspiritual director/guide and retreat leader who has been pointing people back toward the Sacred for more than twenty years. She is the author of several spiritual growth books, including Your Truest Self, My Deepest Me and Portable Peace., and is the co-founder and co-director of the Spiritual Guidance Training Institute.