The biggest learning…

I think the biggest learning in life is to keep our hearts open to our surroundings, our feelings of loss and grief, the suffering of others, and not feel overwhelmed by all of this. This takes true Spiritual Maturity, the Heart of the Christ. Now I understand why so many Catholic Hospitals are called Sacred Heart.

We have watched what seems like an endless parade of disasters lately — Mother Nature and human beings causing chaos. As people got hurt and homes and businesses were lost, I am reminded of how fragile human bodies are and how impermanent most of our structures are.

At the same time I’ve had the opportunity to see the Magnificent Power of Love that is at the very Heart of human beings. I am so proud of how we come together for one another. As a country, we haven’t numbed out or become passĂ©, as area after area gets hit by a new sort of crisis.

I think we as a county are growing up. We are growing in Love!

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama