My second favorite blog (next to ours of course!) Tricycle had another win in their Daily Dharma newsletter on Saturday. From reading all of your comments, I think this is stellar advice that we can all use.
“Often we hear the adage, “Follow your heart.” But having practiced and looked at all the things that have arisen in my heart, I’ve seen that while some things were fine and beautiful, many were not so noble. The heart is not only driven by love, kindness, and compassion; it is also driven by desire, greed, and anger. We need to train the heart, not simply follow it.
–Joseph Goldstein, from A Heart Full of Peace (Wisdom Publications)”