SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: What breaks your heart? Can you share a personal story of a time you felt simultaneously filled and fuelled by what broke your heart? What helps you acknowledge that your heart is or has been broken?
Unfortunately, there are many things that breaks my heart:
A parent that is abusing their child physically, verbally and publicly on the road
A man who treats the women in his life in an inferior manner because they are women
People being tortured for political, social, mental or any other reason
People torturing animals and having no remorse
The abuse of prisoners in prison rather than offering help and guidance and rehabilitating and integrating them in society after their dismissal from prison
The wars that are taking place around the world in the name of God, Religion , Freedom and all the bullshits reasons that war makers keep feeding humanity.
Many many other reasons
My heart has been broken before for the people I loved moved away and am alone today . However over the years , the healing has taken place within and have moved on . However in today's world , the heart has been broken because of the intolerance , basic lack of humanity from one being to another and hatred which seems to be growing without no end in sight . However at the same time , the heart also seems to say , ok if all these negative vibes abounds in today's world. be unstoppable and take action and that is my intention .
what breaks my heart is how we take life for granted and prioritize materialistic pleasure over spiritual. What breaks my heart is inequality, handful people have so much wealth yet when i pass by those multi milllion dollar houses and office i see homeless people suffering, waiting for another chance. What breaks my heart is wrongful incarceration.
What breaks my heart is watching is seeing so many people use others for their own selfish purposes, and then discard those they used once they have achieved what they wanted. Selfishness breaks my heart, egos that that are out of control, and the pain left in their wake.
What breaks my heart is fear. Fear I believe is the underlying cause of all pain and suffering. It has become a daily practice of mine to try to release fear from my reactions, the way I view others and the way I make decisions. I am a work in progress! How can I help others to release fear? This is a question that inspires me and allows me to become more of who I am. Hopefully we can mend our broken hearts together.
What breaks my heart is the racial injustice in our world. I just watched I Am Not Your Negro. Truly breaks my heart! To hate to such a degree based on skin color not only brings me to my knees, it boggles my mind. We are not born hating. We are born into a hateful environment and it alters our beliefs. Open up your heart to feel the connection to all! Speak the truth even when your voice shakes! Hold others accountable! Nurture your heart that you may freely show love to others. We can heal the world but we have to love ourself first.
What breaks my heart is when comments are made (referring to article) that there isn’t a cure for Alzheimer’s. What breaks my heart is the knowledge that there ARE cures for Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, obesity, etc. It breaks my heart when people put all their faith and hope in pharmaceuticals. Open up to natural, holistic ways. It breaks my heart that there are food deserts here is the US. It breaks my heart that we don’t all have access to fresh, organic food. And yes I am in the Holistic Healthcare field and it breaks my heart to see people roll their eyes at the mention of homeopathic remedies. Change your diet, change your life. Stop believing your doctor know best and recognize you know best. Espavo!
Because the statement "what breaks your heart' so broad that I can not wrap my arms around it. That I find frustrating and breaks my heart. Excellent analysis and yet (no fault of author) no one is holding the lamp to show the way in this dark hour of humanity. All I can and will do is to accept the reality and seek contentment with what is. Not try and straighten out a dog's curly tail. LOL.
What a powerful question!
For me seeing individuals tap into their potential heals my heart - seeing it wasted breaks my heart. There is also a 'melting' of the heart that happens when something is unfolding. In my case individuals stepping up to do something of service, collectively and their small initiatives melt my heart.
They make me go "Awwww" and thats when it feels right too!
I deeply believe in the original goodness in all of us. I also deeply believe that together we can move humanity forward for greater good. And when I see people going beyond themselves to help and serve people who need help and support, my heart gets filled with, joy, hope and aspirations. But when I see people suffering from social and economic injustice, I feel pain and anger and my heart gets broken. When I see two -mouthed and two-faced behaviors of our leaders who are supposed to serve the people and not to self -serve and their parties, I not only feel anger and pain but I feel despondent. I know I need to remind myself of the original goodness residing in human heart.. When I see some compassionate and courageous leaders taking a position for common good, my pain goes away and my anger fuels my passion to join hands with such good and bold people. And I pursue my purposeful journey of helping and serving people. And I hear the song "We shall overcome" in my heart.
I would like to conclude with the inspiring words of Maria Shiver, " I envision all of us with broken hearts coming together to heal and get to work, mending the crack in the divide."
May we keep the spirit of working together by joining our hands for the dawn to arrive in the sky of humanity!
Jagdish P Dave
What breaks my heart is our lack of compassion and cooperation with one another and with our environment, which is the result of our lack of awareness that we are all one, we are part of one whole that we call the universe, and all that is is sacred. Evidence of this lack of awareness is the disintegration of our society, the us vs them divisive attitude that is so prevalent, the anger and violence that erupt so easily, the lack of purpose and meaning that so many suffer, the emptiness with which so many live. I feel sad about all that, even heart broken, which seems to fill me and fuel me to live more compassionately, and I feel pleased and grateful when I do. Often I'm busy with whatever and don't notice my broken heart, but it's always there. Paying attention to the state of our world and to my own feelings makes it easy for me to feel and acknowledge my broken heart -- it becomes unignorable. Namaste