Often during my guided meditations, I have participants focus on their heart and expand with light and love. Many spiritual teachers believe that the heart holds the seat of the soul. Scientists now seem to back this up. They have found neurotransmitters both in the brain and the heart, meaning that the brain and heart are always communicating. There is wisdom there, so tune in to your heart when you have an important decision to make. When you focus on your heart, answers seem to come from a more loving place. This contrasts with opinions from your mind or ego, that can often be critical. When you have flashes of insight from your heart, that’s your intuition.
Approaching life with an open heart means that you open the door to this greater consciousness. When stressed, try shifting your attention to your heart. Take a breath, get quiet and ask, ”What does my heart say?” Eventually you will be able do this any time, any place, but at first it may help to try it in a quiet place. Sit with your eyes closed and draw your breath into your heart. Keep breathing in and out from your heart. You may feel tenderness or sadness in your heart, and you may also feel relief. Any emotions that arise can be witnessed and healed through the meditation process. This benefits both your physical and energetic heart. The more you practice, the more you will find your heart opening to all that is.
Speaking nicely to yourself through your heart may be one of the more loving ways to be. I have an Open Heart Meditation available on my website that is based on this principle.
Wishing you Peace!