2 Inspirational Posts From Chris Walker

10 Gifts of An Open Heart

Posted: 30 Apr 2013 03:58 PM PDT

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I’d like to share 10 good reasons why you might consider the tenacity and diligence involved in keeping your heart open in everyday life worth while.

1. It’s leadership – There are no half hearted success stories.

There are more than 200,000 books listed on the web on the topic of leadership. My book, “Innerwealth, putting the heart and soul back into work and life” is one of a very small number of those books that drill down through the surface games of human tricks and motivational games to understand the real core of a leader… heart and soul.

2. It’s intuitive – “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

Although it is possible to enter a temple and find solace, or do a meditation and find quiet, the real measure of our inner state is a stillness that travels with us through all the trials and challenges of life. An open heart is the root source of stillness. It is a dynamic of thankfulness, mixed with desirelessness. A complete contentment for what is, rather than what could be.

3. It’s Unconditional Love – “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

Romance comes to the heart but unconditional love sits there already. This state of unconditional love is most often seen in the affection and loyalty a pet has for an owner. The dog might be punished but its enthusiasm and generosity of spirit is relentless. This is the core of an Open heart and a great necessity in any sustainable relationship. “I’m not interested in being a “lover.” I’m interested in only being love.”

4. It’s Youth – “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

You will see the look on a person’s face move between childish exhuberance and aged exhaustion. It’s is not just about sleep or diet or age or workload… more, it’s a sign of an open heart. The younger a person looks, the more open their heart. The enemy of an open heart is therefore worry, pragmatism and stress that causes the joy and enthusiasm for the gift of the day to be replaced by uncertainty, doubt and the ensuing fatigue.

5. It’s Bulletproof – “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”

With an Open heart you will treat everyone you meet like God in drag. The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. And to hear it, you will need the previously mentioned stillness. You won’t find your heart in a temple until you find the temple in your heart. So, the heart will close if it is left unattended, to keep it open simply remember that what you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. You can always evolve just a little more each day.

5 More Tomorrow………

2 Inspirational Posts From Chris Walker

10 Gifts of An Open Heart

Posted: 30 Apr 2013 03:58 PM PDT

Picture
I’d like to share 10 good reasons why you might consider the tenacity and diligence involved in keeping your heart open in everyday life worth while.

1. It’s leadership – There are no half hearted success stories.

There are more than 200,000 books listed on the web on the topic of leadership. My book, “Innerwealth, putting the heart and soul back into work and life” is one of a very small number of those books that drill down through the surface games of human tricks and motivational games to understand the real core of a leader… heart and soul.

2. It’s intuitive – “The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”

Although it is possible to enter a temple and find solace, or do a meditation and find quiet, the real measure of our inner state is a stillness that travels with us through all the trials and challenges of life. An open heart is the root source of stillness. It is a dynamic of thankfulness, mixed with desirelessness. A complete contentment for what is, rather than what could be.

3. It’s Unconditional Love – “It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.”

Romance comes to the heart but unconditional love sits there already. This state of unconditional love is most often seen in the affection and loyalty a pet has for an owner. The dog might be punished but its enthusiasm and generosity of spirit is relentless. This is the core of an Open heart and a great necessity in any sustainable relationship. “I’m not interested in being a “lover.” I’m interested in only being love.”

4. It’s Youth – “The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back.”

You will see the look on a person’s face move between childish exhuberance and aged exhaustion. It’s is not just about sleep or diet or age or workload… more, it’s a sign of an open heart. The younger a person looks, the more open their heart. The enemy of an open heart is therefore worry, pragmatism and stress that causes the joy and enthusiasm for the gift of the day to be replaced by uncertainty, doubt and the ensuing fatigue.

5. It’s Bulletproof – “Everything changes once we identify with being the witness to the story, instead of the actor in it.”

With an Open heart you will treat everyone you meet like God in drag. The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. And to hear it, you will need the previously mentioned stillness. You won’t find your heart in a temple until you find the temple in your heart. So, the heart will close if it is left unattended, to keep it open simply remember that what you meet in another being is the projection of your own level of evolution. You can always evolve just a little more each day.

5 More Tomorrow………