Have you ever been locked in battle with the people you love the most? Like song writer Ellis Delaney (see side bar to the right), are there times you find yourself in the "habit of being unkind," when what you really want is to get along with people and enjoy your own and another's company? (Ellis shares her beautiful song, Half Winged Angel, as a free download, here!)
What if there was another way to relate to yourself and to others, beyond a paradigm of measuring yourself and others through a comparative framework? (i.e., right or wrong, better than/worse than)
Undefended Heart's emphasis on our common humanity and our common being-ness can show you how to re-frame your understanding of yourself, creating the possibility for restoring harmony within yourself and in your home.
Our keys allow you to unlock the patterns of defensiveness that keep you locked in battle.
What’s the PULSE of this moment?
LYRICS from Ellis' song, Half-Winged Angel:
4th story window, looks down onto Main Street, where the people are rushing, to stop at the light. They are wrapped up in stories, their eyes never meet, caught up in the day and how it is designed. And I open my heart to be more forgiving, but I have some regrets that hurt from time to time. And it hasn't been easy, slowing down momentum, I am in the habit of being unkind.
I am awake after two cups of coffee. I put on the day, like it's armor of steel. In the morning I am, a warrior fighting battles, but the armor gets heavy, and so does the shield. And I'm feeling lost, like a half-winged angel, that could be in heaven, but can't fly so high. And I know this is common, we all live the danger of realizing we slept away, most of our life. And I'm feeling lost, like a half-winged angel, this heavy armor keeps me out of the sky. And I try to see it, to let go of familiar, and it's hard to trust that I will be all right.
Will I be all right?
Will I be all right?
Have you had an experience of being mindless?
Mindless eating mindless channel surfing mindless screen time mindless drinking mindless shopping ~ sucked in and not aware of what you’re doing?
Time slips away.
Not aware of how much
you’ve eaten, drank, spent, or how much time has gone by.
Paying attention to attention -- and paying attention
in a open way to what you are doing,
allows you to live more whole-heartedly.
Undefended Heart's keys foster
BEING: present, alive and available to all of your life.
© Barbara Veale Smith 2016. All rights reserved.