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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.

“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”  ~ Amit Ray Today, we will continue our practice of Metta by bringing together all of the categories to experience the full practice of Metta.   If for some reason this feels too much, simply choose
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us”universe”, a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this
“Let thoughts of loving-kindness pervade the whole world, above and below, outwards and unbounded, free from any hatred or ill-will.  Whether standing or walking, sitting or lying down, during all one’s waking hours, tend this mind of goodwill, which is called the state of sublime abiding.  – The Buddha, Sutta Nipata The Buddha taught that loving-kindness practice is central to happiness.  The practice of Metta is very positive and as we have touched on earlier, really