Forest Sunbeams, Dobogoko, Visegrad Hills, Hungary.
7am – morning sun breaking through mist after a massive thunderstorm the previous night. Dobogoko is on a small plateau at 700m, the high spot of the Visegrad hills. The hills are clad in thick beech and oak forest with only an occasional viewpoint, and amazing rock outcrops.
“Once again we face a paradox, for it appears that softening your heart and gently tending its wounds will protect you from evil.
Building a fortress and defending yourself behind it will only make you more vulnerable.
Healing your own heart is the single most powerful thing you can do to change the world.
Your own transformation will enable you to withdraw so completely from evil that you contribute to it by not one word, one thought, or one breath.”
-Deepak Chopra, “The Deeper Wound – Preserving Your Soul in the Face of Fear and Tragedy”
This seemed quite appropriate after a week in Hungary on the Earth-Sky-Heart workshop, all about learning to live in the Heart.