Begin with just getting yourself into that meditative, quiet, heart-centered calmness that we all have inside. I even came up with — I think I came up with it, though it’s easy to imagine that it’s been done before — came up with the term “heartsmile”. So, yeah, get yourself into that heartsmile state, where you feel as you do when you are smiling and it’s really coming from your heart. Enjoy that feeling for a while, just the warmth of it, the radiating between your smile and your heart, the radiating of it out from you.

Now begin thinking of people you know, an image of each of them if you can, and as much one-at-a-time as is possible. Just keep that smile that heartsmile going and think of one person,,, then another person,,, then another person….

Notice how you begin to feel overall — maybe the smile increases, maybe the warmth increases, might even begin to call it a glow. A cumulative glow may be happening. And notice how or if your feeling of warmth and smiling and maybe even glowing maybe changes some when you come to a person with whom you’ve had some difficulty, or are having difficulty. See if you can reach a state wherein your own feeling and smiling and glowing never changes much, except to increase and expand, accepting every person and appreciating the processes that you have been through with every set of emotions that you have around your experiences with that person. Now you’re getting a grasp of the beauty and perfection of the plan you made for your life when you decided to spend it as the being you are now.

About wkhardy

A long-time teacher, woodworker and musician who is now writing some ideas that have incubated for forty years -- ideas about WHAT SCHOOLS REALLY SHOULD BE!!!! And now, November of 2015, I'm posting poems and song lyrics from my book -- Once There Came A Thought.
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