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The Heart of Awakening: Searching For A New Paradigm

Started in 2012, the original vision of The Heart Of Awakening Blog was to create a space to share ideas and inspiration that can help to uncover authenticity and truth as we explore together how to embody the big picture in daily life.   Now in 2018,  I continue to honor the vision of the Heart of Awakening and will offer the annual May Is For Metta program here on bethterrence.com each May as well as other offerings and posts throughout the year.

The original koans (questions) that inspired the creation of the Heart of Awakening blog include:
  • How do we hold the big picture in daily life?
  • How do we live as spiritual beings in a human body?
  • How do we find our authenticity in the world and stay awake to the truth of who we are?
  • How do we live and breathe universal truth?
  • How do we embody the big picture in all of our experiences in the world?”
Remembering the big picture and living the full truth of who we are is the key to creating change in ourselves and in the world.  By coming from a place of connection and wholeness, anything is possible!  
One of the keys to this is to access and allow heart wisdom to be our guide. I hope you will join me as we explore together and journey into the Heart of Awakening.

“Reaching a state of compassion is the ultimate gift we give ourselves as human beings.  It is knowing and feeling that all power is within us and that none is vested outside of us – neither in material things nor in the circumstance of our lives.  Compassion comes from loving ourselves so completely that we see and feel others only through that love.   In a state of compassion, Oneness is our reality.”  ~ Arnold
“Love is not just the intention to love, but the capacity to reduce suffering, and offer peace and happiness. The practice of love increases our forbearance, our capacity to be patient and embrace difficulties and pain.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh We are nearing the end of our practice.   I wanted to share this teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh today as a reminder of the foundation of our  practice and another way to work with the
It’s Take Your Metta To Work Day! An Exploration in Bringing Loving-kindness Practice to the World of Work   “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  – Mahatma Gandhi Our intention for today will be to bring our Metta practice more fully into our daily lives. Today, is Take Your Metta To Work Day.   Although the main focus will be to bring Metta into our work life, it can really be explored