“Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
Some of us have become estranged from our feelings of compassion and love. We have believed that we had to become so tough and that we had to keep so busy that love and compassion became luxuries we could ill afford. Surely we could maintain our humanness with a few tax-deductable checks to the proper charities at the end of the year!
Yet, we know down deep that we are loving, compassionate women. When we give ourselves time, we care about people, and there are many things we love about our lives. Our hearts have a limitless capacity for caring and compassion.
TO LET MY HEART swell with feelings of love and compassion is better than any combination of vitamins and exercise I could ever devise.
*from the book, “Meditations for Women Who Do Too Much” by Anne Wilson Schaef. copyright 1990