Today’s piece from Howard Thurman from Meditations of the Heart is entitled “I Seek Room for Peace.”
“I seek the enlargement of my heart that there may be room for peace. Already there is room enough for chaos.”
Pulling back and contemplating that, it lands a solid punch. And there is some schadenfreude in knowing that Thurman and I share a common struggle. No need to make room for chaos, “already there is room enough for chaos.” No, what I need to do is make room for peace. And this comes only by enlarging the heart, not by transplanting it — nothing that radical, but by enlarging it, by opening up that nous, by making a little more room to take something to heart, and doing that over and again, over and again, over and again…..