An Arrow in my Heart

wounded-heartHave you ever felt that you are not good enough to do something? Have you ever saw the wall in front of you as something way to tall to be able to reach the top? Have you ever wonder if you are walking in the right path or journey? Have you ever found speechless, and powerless when facing a block in the way without being able to think what to do next? Have you ever been told “your ways are not the right ways?”…well I have, and I call this place “the journey of shatterness” :

“The Journey of Shatterness requires us to recognize the darkness in ourselves as we face all our ideologies, concepts, beliefs, and standards of life and we realize that there is a possibility we could be wrong. It is the realization of our raw humanity. Like a beautiful clay vessel that has been smashed, there is no way to put it back together. That is exactly where this journey lead us: to a place of dust. As Carl Jung said, “Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also” (From the unpublished book “The Way of Simplicity, by Miguel Carpizo)

There is always a time when we need to face our fears and insecurities, but the best way to deal with this is when we are walking in this journey, because we will be open to learn, and rebuild ourselves out of our emptiness and nothingness. It is from this place when I can refilled myself into a new goal or journey.

Sometimes people are going to push you down without not even noticed it with their attitudes, comments, and actions. And let me tell you, it is going to hurt, specially when those comments come from people who are closer to you. If we really appreciate that person, the best we can do is to remained silenced, and then take that into a moment of silence when we could connect with our inner feelings and find the reason why we felt the way we did. This is the moment when we are emptying ourselves. Pema Chödrön says: “If someone comes along and shoots an arrow into your heart, it’s fruitless to stand there and yell at the person. It would be much better to turn your attention to the fact that there’s an arrow in your heart…”

So every time we face a block in the road, instead of screaming and blaming the people who created that limitation, lets take the journey of shatterness, and in silence, in tears, in reflection, let’s look into ourselves and see in what ways we can improve, in order to be able to ask others to take the blocks away.


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