Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little.
Thomas Aloysius Dorgan
I have gone through a lot in my life, but I don’t think that I got just a little from those experiences. Indeed I feel like I got a lot ! Our experiences, dreams and goals are layered one upon each other to make the rich tapestry of our lives. I like to think that the three layers of my life are made up of body, soul and spirit . It takes all 3 to make us who we are.
We are continually given experiences of life in the form of challenges, joys, suffering, love and confusion. Each piece of life. a different size, shape and color, is an invitation to fit it into our well being. Each layer tells a story, some we tuck in our heart forever, others we want to completely forget.
Even artichokes have hearts…
When we peel away the layers of our lives, the protective coverings that makes us feel safe, we get to the heart of our issues and sometimes discover the truth about who and what we are. When we get to the heart of the matter we find that what matters most are the things of the heart. Heart matters are the heart of the matter.
Take away your protective layers, and open your heart to reveal your beautiful soul. Through an open heart we can learn the art of being humble, compassionate, joyful, peaceful, creative, and loving.