Heart is our greatest teacher
The heart is a phoenix, it rises from the ashes of even the greatest suffering. But it has its requirements, we must allow the heart to face its tests and challenges and not try to protect it from things which are bitter. When we try to protect it the heart wants to let us know that it is our greatest teacher and that we must allow it to go through disappointment and hurt. When we give way to the deep heart's core we will move towards a deep peace and integration and away from the violence caused by suffocated heart wounds and victim attachment. We live at a time when the future of planetary civilization requires that we move collectively with one voice in a great diverse choir of human becoming which declares "make way for the awakened human heart."
James O’Dea is the lead faculty for the Shift Network’s Peace Ambassador Training, is on the extended faculty of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and its former President. Former Washington office director of Amnesty International and CEO of the Seva Foundation, he is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Group, a member of the Board of Directors of The Temple of the Universe, and an Advisory Board Member of The Peace Alliance as well as an Advisor to KOSMOS Journal. He is the author of Creative Stress: A Path For Evolving Souls Living Through Personal and Planetary Upheaval and Cultivating Peace: Becoming A 21st Century Peace Ambassador.