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  1. Layla

    To figure out who you are and love yourself. To be your most authentic self, meaning not putting on facades or projecting yourself as a different, “more likable” version of who you think you should be. Understanding that you have a place in this world and you belong just as you are. Trying to fit in and hide parts of yourself is a form of self-betrayal.

    “Today you are You,
    that is truer than true.
    There is no one alive
    who is Youer than You.”– Dr. Seuss

    10 months ago
  2. Elle

    To face myself & others, honestly. Being open to learning and having fun in different ways AND to grow my passions.
    Also being open to others & hopefully , when the time is right- experiencing some new connections {smile}.

    10 months ago
  3. Malag

    I really don’t know but I hope I choose to be in my life as much as is practicable and that some part of my heart isn’t beating elsewhere.

    10 months ago
  4. B
    Brown Rose

    Don’t hold back. If you feel inspired, full speed ahead.

    10 months ago
  5. O.Christina

    Yesterday, I was with a deeply traumatized client. In the end, I was crying because what we tried for the sake of helping her did not work. This did touch her. May a door open for her these days after. We did our best.

    10 months ago
    1. sparrow

      We cannot always make change,
      but we can plant the seeds,
      dear Ose . . . ♥

      10 months ago
    2. Ed Schulte

      Blessings of Peace be with the two of you.
      Transitions out of trauma, when they seem slow to start with, are that way for good reason. There are enormous releases of energy which have to be supervised so they release safely back into Cosmic Consciousness and not return for any reason but for good ones. I see you both in Archangel Ureal’s Silvery-White Light, a misty like cloud enfolding and bringing forth balance and harmony.

      There is an aspect of this principle in Brother David’s ‘Word of the Day’ …where he identifies what is often called “Mysticism” doesn’t occur in the time and place “thinking and talking” because it is a state in the 5 th dimension, The eternal Now, where everything IS in perfection. But again for that perfection to flow down into the 4th and 3rd dimension has to be a gentle process.

      “Mysticism is the experience, not talking or thinking about it, but the actual experience of Oneness with all.
      BR. DAVID STEINDL-RAST

      10 months ago
    3. Antoinette

      I’m sorry Ose, this is how I felt about my friend. He was deeply traumatized too . All we can do is try our best. Give with all our hearts. Thank you Ose for being here .
      Hugs

      10 months ago
  6. Antoinette

    I just had a good friend passed away. I think his heart was crushed due to depression and loneliness. So I’m wondering very much about these questions right now. I’m trying to live wholeheartedly but right now my heart hurts.

    10 months ago
    1. pkr

      Antoinette, I am sorry for your loss. I am sending you love & hugs. I know, it is hard….❤️🙏

      10 months ago
    2. sparrow

      I’m sorry to hear of this terrible loss,
      dear Antoinette . . .
      as someone who grieves as well,
      my heart is also with you
      with love . . .
      sparrow

      10 months ago
    3. Michele

      Deep condolences on the loss of your good friend.

      10 months ago
  7. pkr

    To engage in life, get involved, be aware. Stop being a passive observer. Give, respond, participate, enjoy, engage, stand up for what you believe in, spread love & kindness. Smell the roses, smile, look for joy. Happy Sunday All….❤️🙏

    10 months ago
  8. Linda

    I don’t know, actually. I think I have been “pumping the brakes” for so long that I don’t know how to stop. I will have to think about this some more.

    10 months ago
  9. Carol

    “…the expression of gratitude is not a single act taken in response to a single instance of bounty, but part of an ongoing cycle of giving and taking, taking and giving.”

    Today’s quote from Trebbe Johnson comes to mind when I think of living wholeheartedly. When I first read the quote and before I read today’s question, I thought of the cycle of our breath. It’s giving and taking/taking and giving. We take in nitrogen and oxygen from the air and give back mostly carbon dioxide to feed the plants. They in turn breathe in the carbon dioxide and release the oxygen we need to maintain life. It’s such a profound example of wholeheartedness, healthy giving and taking in. It offers us moment by moment awareness of how important it is to be mindful. Mindful that what we give in every situation and what we take in every situation matters and should be life-giving. I guess that’s why I love doing breath exercises. I tend to practice them most when my mind is going sixty and my heart is tending to race. The calmness that follows is a reminder of what it means to live wholeheartedly.

    10 months ago
  10. Charlie T

    Another great question and amazing responses. For me, it means taking part in life. Showing up. Participating. Not holding back. I think of someone who laughs wholeheartedly and is not self conscious. I think living this way takes bravery.

    10 months ago
  11. Mica

    To let my heart feel fully all of life from sorrow to joy

    10 months ago
  12. Ed Schulte

    It is an expression, it points to living the “Triplicity” , It symbol is the equal side triangle the ancients knew ….”Wisdom, Love, Power”, or if one prefers … ….”Total Wisdom, Logos, Holy Spirit” …….it is the essence of what it means to be a TRUE Human Be-ing……as it is said here in ‘The Teaching of the Symbol of Life’

    “Every human being must be conscious of what it is representing. if it manages to fulfill its mission as a representative of God in its own environment then it is TRULY connected with God and is receiving powers, rays of light and virtues and can share these with others. [All this is found in different levels of consciousness and understanding.”

    10 months ago
  13. Javier Visionquest

    The intersection where our highest talents meet the deepest needs of the world

    10 months ago
    1. Javier Visionquest

      I ❤️ venn diagrams

      10 months ago
      1. Barb C

        Maybe living wholeheartedly is the Venn diagram I’ve seen as a meme that’s mostly blue, labeled “This”, and a sliver of yellow labeled “This, but in yellow “.

        10 months ago
  14. Patricia

    One doesn’t just stick a toe in the water – you run the length of the pier and just jump in!

    10 months ago
  15. Michele

    heartfelt and sincere.
    Stay warm everyone… it’s actually 28° here in my area of Florida! I have frost on my yards. I’m so glad Daphne is inside now and not a stray cat! Wishing everyone a peaceful relaxing Sunday:)

    10 months ago
    1. sunnypatti48317

      We woke up to 26 degrees. That’s not normal for where we live. Brrrrrrr…..

      10 months ago
  16. devy

    To wake up every day and have the views of appreciation and acceptance, even those things that are difficult. Focus on compassion, love and acceptance of who we are, that we are doing the best that we can. No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough.

    10 months ago
  17. EJP

    To live fully with your heart and soul.

    10 months ago
  18. sunnypatti48317

    It means to live with passion, to do everything with intention. To take everything in, process it and utilize it to move forward with your life.

    10 months ago
  19. Hermann-Josef

    That times when i make the world an object for my Desires, fears and concepts things become dry and not satisfying. Also i myself feel dry and empty. The world becomes some kind of paradise to me as soon as i see it with my heart. Everything is living and shining. There is water, trees, flowers, all kinds of animals, feelings, thoughts and emotions. Watching different kinds of people fills me with respect and love. Also for that person which i am at that very moment. There are moments of peace, when my heart is open for the whole

    10 months ago
  20. Mary Pat

    When I think of that, I think of someone who is deeply committed to their cause, embracing it all the time, like David Attenborough, Jane Goodall, the Dalai Lama, or Brother David.
    If I think of myself in that context, I think of living wholeheartedly for my family.

    10 months ago
  21. Kevin

    We think of people we know as living wholeheartedly, and most of the time we also assign other virtues to the meaning as someone who is good, upstanding, and a “good” soul. But I have known some scoundrels and miscreants down through the years, people whom I wouldn’t choose to be in association with or out in public with, and some of these characters are living wholeheartedly, too, and they bring character, color, and variety, like it or not, to the human experience. It’s just in our nature for most of us not to think of them in these terms.

    I think that it’s interesting that today’s question, because of the site we are on and the good people who frequent it, automatically assign the word, “wholehearted,” as always being wholesome and good.

    10 months ago
    1. Mica

      Thank you, Kevin – I like your perspective. I associate that idea with Hinduism.

      10 months ago
  22. Christine

    I have no idea if this answers the question. But it does keep me busy and it has to do with the heart.
    At the moment I am reading a wonderful book about two young people who move to a Scottish island. The weather conditions are extremely severe. One night she is alone, her husband is on the mainland. The wind ravages everything around her house, and she has to make it on her own. The next morning when everything is calm she says to herself “I had an initiation last night”.
    Then I thought of myself; I also had an initiation with the death of Karel. Being able to feel the pain in my heart also makes me live wholeheartedly. The complete package of joy and sorrow in my heart 💛.

    10 months ago
    1. Carol

      Well said, Christine. We do not evolve without embracing our vulnerability.

      10 months ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, Carol 💙.

        10 months ago
      2. Christine

        Thank you, Carol💙.

        10 months ago
    2. Mica

      You and me both, Christine – heart felt pain is also necessary for wholeheartedness.

      10 months ago
      1. Christine

        Yes indeed, Mica 💞

        10 months ago
        1. Mica

          I hear they’re suffering from spam posts, which are certainly worse than delays in getting our messages posted!! [no emojis here – my bleeding edge macbook with the apple chip has lost its touch bar function again – am grateful for small transient problems!]

          10 months ago
          1. Christine

            Aha, that is the reason. Now I understand. The sweat was on my forehead. 🤓😓.Have a nice day and good luck with your macbook.😍

            10 months ago
      2. Christine

        Yes indeed, Mica💞.

        10 months ago
        1. Mica

          Ah, Christine – I just save my emails about New comments for a couple days and finally they appear 🙂 – I’m glad the site problems aren’t mine! But there is a sad lack of emojis here – the bleeding edge macbook has again lost its emojis 🙁
          If we have no new problems larger than that today, we will indeed be lucky. Hugs, Mica (It’s nice to know who has sent our ‘New comments’ 🙂

          10 months ago
          1. Christine

            🍀🌷

            10 months ago
        2. Mica

          Thank you, Christine, for your persistence in communicating your replies!

          10 months ago
          1. Christine

            It took almost two days 😂.

            10 months ago
    3. L
      Lee Anne

      “The complete package of joy and sorrow in my heart” is a tender statement about a wholehearted life well-lived. Accepting what is ‘given and not planned’ illuminates your understanding of living and loving from the heart with both sadness and joy. 💜

      10 months ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, Lee Anne ❤️

        10 months ago
      2. Christine

        Thank you, Lee Anne ❤️.

        10 months ago
    4. Kevin

      Beautifully stated, Christine, even as the “package and initiation ” is completed with sadness. I pray for more packages.

      10 months ago
      1. Christine

        Thank you, Kevin 🤗

        10 months ago
      2. Christine

        Thank you, Kevin 🤗💞

        10 months ago

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