Opening the heart leads to love and compassion. Giving opens the heart. We can give love, dharma teachings, nonjudgmental listening, emotional support, food, medicines, shelter, or money. Tolerance opens our heart. It counters anger, which closes the heart. Practicing no harm makes us relaxed and opens the heart. Not quitting when doing meaningful activities counters the habit of not finishing a project and gives a sense of fulfillment, opens the heart. Mindfulness counters distraction and anxiety also opening the heart. No grasping anything including our ego brings deep relaxation and joy opening our heart. These six ways of opening the heart are guidelines for the rest of our life.
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