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The Heart Center: Unconditional Acceptance

There is an inherent goodness at the heart of everything, but at times we find it difficult to see the good in situations or people that aren’t to our liking. However, what’s really needed is the courage to look deeply into all things occurring in our lives. In our active, goal-oriented culture, we tend to engage in busy work on the surface of life, while mistrusting stillness. This tendency to avoid stillness blinds us to the good that lies at the heart of all things. However, if we stop for a moment, let go of our preconceptions and agendas, settle into the very center of our hearts, we can begin the practice of unconditional acceptance.


Before experiencing the beauty and warmth of full acceptance, we must be willing to look deeper into the stratum underlying the external manifestation of our lives. This deeper place of being is the origin of all lasting change, yet its paradox is that when we’re in it, we often don’t feel the need to change anything. However, it’s from this place that we experience the process of being alive. Moreover, if there are things that we do need to change, it will be from this place of serenity, the true place of beginning starting all successful activity, the very center of our hearts.


From My Heart to Yours,

Rev. Addae Ama Kraba

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