Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Aug 21, 2012 | Comments (0)

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!!

Part 12. Changing Your Heart

John 16:33 "In me you will have Peace, in the World you will have tribulation."

The rational head sees the physical seen.

The conscious heart feels the spiritually unseen.

When we are out of the heart, our thoughts create our feelings. A negative thought about a person or event creates a negative feeling. These feelings can become words that can break our heart. The pain of a broken heart can last throughout the whole course of one's life.

A broken heart can be healed. It is not done by changing the thought in the rational head to change the conscious feeling.  It is done by changing the conscious feeling in the heart to change the reality of the rational head. It is never too late to have a change of heart.

What Is Being Said About Changing Your Heart

Love can heal a broken heart.

The only way to live life when your heart is broken is to consciously get into the heart of Peace.

Being in the Presence is like a tea kettle: When we are up to our neck in hot water, we continue to sing.

The Heart performs ordinary tasks in extraordinary situations.

Fear is a thought that can drain the head of energy. It has no power in itself. Trust your heart. In it lies the true power.

A word of anger is like an arrow – once you let it loose you can't get it back.

Forgiveness does not mean the cancellation of all consequences of wrongdoing. It means the refusal on God's part to let our anger of the past affect His relationship with us.

If we refuse to open our heart because we fear the pain of the past then our lives will be empty, our losses great.

In our head, the regret of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow are twin thieves that rob us of today.

In a change of heart, Peace replaces regret, Love overcomes fear and Joy fills our day.

The heart dances with you in the sunlight and walks with you in the shadows.

If it weren't for the last minute changing our heart might never get done.

When you have to deal with rain in your head, do not forget you have a rainbow in your heart.

It is difficult for pain and sorrow to intrude on a heart filled with Peace and Love.

The heart brings the dawn light of Peace to the darkest hour in the head.

In the head, just surviving a broken heart is a great achievement.  In a change of heart, great things are achieved in the most difficult times.

What Is Not Being Said:

How To Heal a Broken Heart

Step Twelve

Rational changes are conditional, depending on events and what we think about them. When we cannot change the rational head, we become victims to events that constantly haunt our thoughts. We cannot find the love for the closure to move on. Being haunted by the darkness of past thoughts, we lose the joy in anything about us.

A change of heart is unconditional. Feeling the Presence brings Wisdom in, not about, the external event. When we find the Peace, we no longer are slaves to and victims of the past. We find closure in the Love within us. The old feelings of pain are still there to remind us to get back into the heart Presence. There we find the Joy to join the dance of our lifetime.

Exercise Twelve:

Strengthening Our Conscious Right Brain To Open Our Heart.

Think of the pain of your broken heart that you carry. Here it is.

Begin to wonder, "Do I have to feel the hurt every time I think of what happened?" Discover this truth. Make it a There it is.

Thinking we have to feel the pain is irrational thinking that leads to irrational behavior.

Now wonder, "Would be possible, just possible, to be in the Peace and Love of the Presence when I think of what happened?"

Discovering the truth of this possibility is the beginning of finding the closure you are looking for. Here I am.


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