Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Occupy Your Heart

Given the political situation in the US and in other places around the world, it seems that it's a good time to re-post Occupy Your Heart (below). One thing I know is that change won't happen in any situation by wishing someone else would change. It begins with my heart, with my peace, with my love.

Occupy Your Heart is a choice you can make. A choice to let your heart be your guide. A choice to be the change you want to see in the world. A choice to create our world in a new way.  

Occupy Your Heart is something you can practice anywhere, anytime, in any area of your life – in the workplace, in your school, in your place of worship, walking down the street, each time you vote, on your sports team, in your neighborhood.  With every word, thought and deed you can Occupy Your Heart.  

Occupy Your Heart is about making a commitment to yourself and so to your world to live from and be guided by your heart. 

For me, living my heart means practicing deep listening and stillness. The guidance of my heart is readily available when I can be still enough to listen. It is a feeling of knowing an answer, or of a solution rising to the surface, or an insight I hadn’t thought of before. When I am still it becomes very clear when an answer or guidance is coming from my mind or my heart. The truest answers come from my heart. 

You will have to come to your own understanding and knowing of the difference between the two and learn the joy of them working in harmony. 

There are many wonderful examples of people who live or lived from their hearts; Mother Teresa, Gandhi, the Dali Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jesus, Buddha; the list goes on and on. Add your name to the list.

No matter where you are on your journey of living your heart I hope you will join me in this moment and help create a world of Love and Peace by agreeing every moment to consciously Occupy Your Heart.

Occupy Your Heart 

Occupy Your Heart is a movement, is a way of life dedicated to living from the heart, living always from a place of love. The place we must always begin is within our own heart. It is the greatest gift we can give the world, the only way we can truly create change for the better. We let our heart be our compass. We let our heart lead. We allow our mind to work freely for the heart’s purpose. In all this we know we are contributing to a beautiful world for all.

We look from within with love upon others and see the humanity, the heart within them, knowing we are all one family, knowing there is no separation between us, no artificial boundaries that can keep us from love other than the ones we create and build ourselves.

From a place of love we create a new world.

We create a world where every creature that shares this earth is honored, where the earth we live upon is revered and protected.

We create families that are defined by the love within them. Safe spaces to be the true expressions of love that we are, where that expression is accepted and welcomed.

We create governments that serve the people, all the people, with compassion and respect. We create these governments by serving on them, by voting and speaking our hearts, by participating. We create governments where all voices are heard and honored.

We create institutions and corporations that are built upon a foundation of love and community. We create prosperity and social consciousness at the same time. We create corporations that have the good of the whole at heart and still provide a product or service that is needed.

We create communities where love thy neighbor is the way of life. We create neighborhoods where all are safe and welcome, where all have a home. We create schools where children are honored and nurtured and where knowledge is shared with respect by both teachers and children.

We create a world of love where none doubt their own worth, their own contribution to the whole, where all feel safe and know they are loved.

We create this world by beginning with our own hearts, by creating from the love within ourselves and sharing it unconditionally. 

Lynda Allen
November 18, 2011



Anonymous said...

Wonderful...thank you.

Lynda Allen said...

:-) You're welcome. Thank you for reading it!