What the Grinch Taught Mackenzie

Jack Kornfield said, “We don’t have to improve ourselves, we just have to let go of what blocks our heart.” 

This makes me think of a challenge our young daughter had in kindergarten with the class “bully.” Shortly after she had seen the movie The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, her teacher told us how Mackenzie had befriended the struggling child and was helping him integrate better with the class. I asked Mackenzie what had happened and she said, “I decided to help make his heart bigger.”

Loving ourselves and others, unconditionally, allows pain, sorrow, anger and fear to melt away. An institute called HeartMath (www.heartmath.org) has studied how electromagnetic forces of our heart radiate about 15 feet around us. When our energies are low and negative, we affect others in our proximity in a negative way. Conversely, we help make someone’s heart “bigger” when we come from feelings of love. 

The question is: how big is your heart today?



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