In this moment, i feel that this message is the heart of spirituality, and this is an idea and belief that i can say is congruent within me, based on both the mind and heart... broken down, its simply that the heart, hurt may allow the mind and the ego to take over, to calculate, to break things down, to become irritated or fearful, and believe that it needs to defend itself against life, so that ignorantly, nothing/no-one can touch it - but really, we can always have a way to know, to connect with life and to trust by connecting with our heart.
'When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that its bottomless, that it doesnt have any resolution,that this heart, is vast and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space. Your world may seem less solid, more roomy and spacious. The burden lightens. In the beginning it might feel like sadness or a shaky feeling, accompanied by a lot of fear, to make fear your companion is growing. You're willing to get to know yourself at this deep level.' Pema Chodron on Loving Kindness and Compassion
This is where i am right now, I have been hiding in the heat of my base chakras, and finally practically thanks to ashram in the bush have begun to raise my consciousness to the soft cool sweetness of the heart. Night trembling and day trembling are coming to me at the moment, and i can healthily say that fear is my companion. Also being enlightened opens your self to the feelings and thoughts of the world and so opening the enlightened heart maybe more scary and painful then pre.
'You're the only one who knows when you're opening and when you're closing. You're the only one who knows when you're using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you're keeping your ego together and when you're opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is - working with it
rather than struggling against it. You're the only one who kn knows.' Pema Chodron