Journey of the Heart, Day 20 – 03.01.20

Guiding Thought:

Your heart-love establishes your inner-peace.

Solidly grounded in your own inner-peace, you approach all of life with love, compassion, and wisdom.

Live as your Self, shining with the beauty of the Love you are!


Guiding Thought Audio (plays in a loop) can be found here:
Listen to the Guiding Thought as you paint/draw/create and connect with your heart!


Once again I’m searching for exact words from a song, and I cannot identify the source or verify the words are correct, but these lyrics spoke to me of today’s Guiding Thought:


May the warm breath of springtime flow upon you,

May your tears quench the thirst in your heart,

May you always have rain and sunshine,

May your Soul and your Self never part.



Standing like a tree with my roots dug down

my branches wide and open

come down the rain

come down the sun

come down the fruit

to a heart that is open

to be standing like a tree with my roots dug down…repeat

Chant by Betsy Rose (video/song below)





“Water color feels so forgiving” was my thought while painting today.











Bent Halo


How do you draw compassion? One representation is the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin (Guan Yin). She is the Goddess of Compassion, the One who Perceives the Sounds of the World. One of the most well-known and beloved Buddhist deities, she is often referred to as the female aspect of the Bodhisattva Avalokitasvara. In Japan she is referred to as Kannon. Tibetans often refer to her as Tara.

She hears and responds to the cries of sentient beings, to relieve their suffering. The personification of compassion and kindness, she is a mother goddess, and patron of mothers and seamen. She is sometimes depicted holding a vase with pure water, to relieve suffering. She may also hold a willow branch, to sprinkle the divine water.

Compassion is a deep awareness of the suffering of others, with desire to relieve their suffering

That is what the encyclopedias say.

What does compassion mean to me?

It is an awareness of myself and acceptance of my own suffering. It is the desire to relieve my own sufferings. This is done with love. I must love myself in order to experience compassion. With love I can experience inner peace. With peace, I can begin to taste wisdom. With wisdom, I begin to love and experience compassion for others. I become myself.

What does compassion mean to You?

Standing like a tree

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