Are you strong-hearted? Can you be gracious with yourself if not?
Are you wholehearted? Can you be generous with yourself if not?
Are you open-hearted? Can you be compassionate with yourself if not?
Are you kindhearted? Can you be kind with yourself if not?
If you are not these things with yourself, you are not these things with others. If you are weak-hearted, half-hearted, closed-hearted, or mean-spirited, let these habits go.
Knowledge tells us that for person to be alive, pulse, respiration, consumption and waste are required. If not these, no life.
Wisdom teaches that life is creativity—gradations of creativity. The more creativity you express, the more alive you are. If you are not creating, you are dead—whether you think otherwise or not.
Creativity requires strong-, whole-, open-, and kindheartedness, though you may believe you have evidence to the contrary.
Attending to the world out there is distraction until you properly attend to things within. Give yourself over to processes bringing about your graciousness, your generosity, your compassion and your kindness.
* Article & image:
Impressive Chalk Portrait Drawn on the Streets of Paris by François Pelletier by Christopher Jobson