“What happens when people open their hearts?”…
“They get better.”
— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
As the Dalai Lama advises, we can spend too much time developing our mind over our heart. Research suggests that it’s actually our heart that directs our action and is in charge of our survival. Let’s develop the heart.
Doing something heartfelt is easy — take someone to lunch, buy a bunch of flowers for a friend, make a home-cooked meal to share, send a card, offer to do an errand, babysit. When we open our hearts we all feel better.