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Glossary of Heart: Management vs. Mystery

Management is an attempt to control life in order to stay safe and to make sure that outcomes we planned or predicted actually happen. When we manage a relationship, we prevent it from being an adventure, a joy, a surprise, and a gift.Mystery is a willingness of heart...

Glossary of Heart: Lust vs. Passion

Lust is a craving for something, like food, sex, or power to stop our heart’s hunger. Lust functions on the fear that our heart’s desires will not be met unless we seduce, manipulate, or beg. Lust also has a desperate quality, a sense that we cannot survive without...

Glossary of Heart: Reaction vs. Response

Reaction is an unexamined and unplanned behavior based upon the actions of another. It suggests a lack of awareness of our hearts. It reveals how we see ourselves as victims of other people’s power. Reaction makes others the “masters” of our lives. Reaction is having...

Glossary of Heart: Awareness of Self

Self-centeredness is a form of egocentrism. It is a focused concern on our appearance, achievements, good works, and self-will while disregarding the true well being of others. The ego-centered person’s focus is, “How am I doing?” He or she looks for answers through...

Glossary of Heart: Control vs. Faith

Control is trusting what we can see with our eyes, produce with our hands, or cause to happen through our planning and manipulation.Faith is the substance of things hoped for. Faith is trusting what we cannot see with our eyes. Through listening to hope in spite of...