If we don’t come from the heart with who we are and what we do, we will never become who we really are and what we do will not do much of anything for anyone.
This truth is shown in the story of the blind man sitting on the corner with a basket for donations and a cardboard sign that read, “I am blind, please help.” He barely sold enough pencils to keep food on the table in the tiny room where he lived.
One day a man came and asked, “How much did you take in yesterday?” The blind man told him and he asked, “If I guarantee you at least that much today, can I change your sign?” The blind man agreed and the sign was changed.
At the close of day, the man came back to the blind man and the basket was overflowing with money. The blind man asked the stranger what he wrote on the sign and he said, “Today Is The First Day of Autumn and I Am Blind.”
The first cardboard sign appealed to people’s pity and pity is not of the heart. It is of the head. The second sign went straight to the heart. Everyone with sight has seen autumn glory exploding in every tree and spreading all over the ground. The very thought that this poor man could never see that magnificence made them deeply desire to do something – anything – to convey the beauty they were experiencing with their eyes directly to his heart.
In my first paragraph I spoke of coming from the heart with who we are as well as what we do. What we do cannot be authentic until we come from the heart with who we are. Pretense must be stripped away, layer by layer, year by year. It is a lifetime thing to stay real. The more real and honest we become, the more splendor we can sprinkle on those in our circle of daily activity.
Think and you will recognize these two persons from your own life. One is someone you have known for many years but still don’t feel you really know. An aura of artificiality surrounds him. The second is someone so open and honest you felt you had known them forever. One is coming from the mind and the other is coming from the heart.
Coming from the heart does not mean gullibility. Heart people are less gullible because intuition abides in the heart and is only activated as the heart is kept open and honest. Head people do not develop their intuitive powers. They merely react from old control images they have absorbed, or are too busy acting like they think you want them to act to honestly reveal who they really are in their higher selves.
How beautiful life is to those who come from the heart.
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