Here are a few ways to soften your heart today.
- Take every chance to lighten the day.
- Look through gentle eyes.
- Feel for others, sense their emotions.
Practicing these three things will make your journey so much richer and take your mind off your troubles. You will feel the warmth flow back to you.
Take every chance to lighten the day. One way to do this is to let go of expectations and negativity. That means expectations we have put on yourself and others. Relax and focus on the positive in any person or situation. When people disappoint us, and they will, it is within our control to let it go. If we don’t we will find our hearts hardening and the only one being hurt is you. Learn to let go of grudges and forgive those who hurt you. If you need to release that person for your mental health then do that in a gentle and loving way.
Look through gentle eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul. The language of the eyes is universal. We may respond more trustingly to kindly eyes than to cold eyes; our guards may be more likely to come down around smiling eyes than piercing ones… The look of love is not simply a matter of being captivated by the beautiful features of someone’s face, but being vividly aware of the other’s profound loving attitudes toward us. Learn to see others as God sees us.
Feel for others, sense their emotions. An empath is someone who feels what other people are feeling. Some psychics have this gift and grow this ability so they are “tuned in” all of the time. We may not call ourselves empaths, but we can have empathy and slow down enough to really see, focus in and take time to understand the people we come in contact with. On the upside, you know what it feels like to be another person.
If only everyone in the world would adopt those three strategies…..what a wonderful world this would be. For me personally, just awakening to God’s creation each day is a blessing. Then I think about and pray for all my family and friends, and know how blessed I am.