When we have an openhearted attitude toward ourselves, we work with everything that comes- from insight to resistance, from boredom to enthusiasm, from tears to laughter. We are in the arms of the Great Mother who is all things, who accepts all things, and who moves all things toward completion.
The final insight of Buddhism is to be tenderhearted.
The final insight of Christianity is to be tenderhearted.
The final insight of Islam, of Judaism, of live itself is to be tenderhearted.
In the beginning of our search, we think we have to add this quality to who we are. At the end of the search, we come to the conclusion that we are this quality. Remember dear Reader: You are this quality, whether you feel it or not. Being tenderhearted is like having a nose: It is for other people to see!
Jason Shulman; The Instruction Manual for Receiving God; page 112.