In the past few weeks I have had two experiences that have blown my heart wide open. At the moment of the ‘explosion’ in both cases, I experienced what I can only describe as an churning, expansive sea of vulnerability and openness. I was simultaneously filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to our collective humanity. Like warm waves, these emotions and understandings washed over me as I luxuriated in them.
In both cases, I had a clear awareness of a razor-thin moment in which I could either embrace the heart-opening, or proceed in a more typical, for me, safe and guarded way. The choice was made instinctively and instantly, felt in my body, not my brain. By relaxing into the moment, I discovered a whole new depth and dimension to my life. While I would describe myself generally as a loving and warm person, these recent experiences exposed me in a newly embodied way to the sweet joy that is found in true and profound connection.
One of the moments is too private to share, but the other occurred as I watched Janine Shepherd’s beautiful TED talk A broken body isn’t a broken person. I don’t want to give anything away about her talk as it’s really quite extraordinary. I highly recommend you watch it and let yourself be open to whatever it is you feel while watching it! I would love to hear what comes up for you while listen to her story. Please come back and leave me a message…
Here’s to an embodied love and life for us all!