«What you are looking for is what is looking.»
– St. Francis of Assisi, Catholic deacon and priest.
«In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.»
– Dalai Lama, Spiritual leader of Tibet.
«When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.»
– Wayne Dyer, best-selling author and speaker.
«Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts.»
Marianne Williamson, best-selling author and speaker.
They say that the longest journey we will take is not anywhere «out there» but within. And this journey is the journey from the HEAD to the HEART. The thinking mind to the feeling wisdom.
This is our journey. I’ve been SO present to this journey in my own life, and lately I feel as if the message I am getting from The Uni-verse is the vital importance of this journey. The mind is a genius creation. Our logic is powerful. But wisdom is stronger than logic. And wisdom is something that can be felt in the heart and then attempted to be described by the mind.
All art, music, poetry and sacred words are nudges from the heart as articulated by the mind – and not the other way around. So what does the journey from the head to the heart feel like?
To me, it FEELS like meditating on being connected to all that is, to The Uni-verse and to The Divine and then focusing on feeling that expansive feeling in my chest. It’s a joyful feeling that I could write books and books about. But it’s a sense of bliss, a sense of peace, a sense of contentment and appreciation that words cannot describe.
It doesn’t feel like the doubtful, questioning mind. It feels like an open, expansive heart. And our goal could be to surrender the back and forth mind chatter and spend some time checking in with our heart. As I have been doing this meditation lately, it is as if my heart is GIDDY that I am finally paying attention – CONSCIOUSLY – to it.
It feels that when I tap into it, I know the answer to almost any question I am asking about my life. It feels like a wise and knowing friend that will never abandon me or put me down. It truly feels like this is the center of The Divine within me. And what I’ve noticed as I do this meditation is that for the majority of my life and even still, my mind has been running circles around it – using thoughts and judgments and justifications for why it is wrong. And I’ve been slowly opening up to this new perspective, but it’s been a long road with a lot of confusion.
It is as if I’ve been shown that tapping into this – this is the key to my continued living Salvation. That is to say – the promise of Love, Joy, abundance and challenges overcome. And it feels as if this part of myself is connected to the Greater Source that is the energy that supports The Uni-verse. So when I am paying attention to my heart, it is literally God/Source/The Divine speaking to me.
So, I must ask myself, which would I rather listen to, The Divine or my own mind? Well, I can tell you that my own mind has almost killed me with drug and alcohol addiction. And even though my mind is intelligent and clever, the wisdom that emanates from my heart is Cosmic in nature.
That is to say, it’s beyond the rational part of my mind. It’s tapped into a Larger Perspective. So my journey from this day forward is to make daily conscious contact with this part of myself and see where it leads me. I await with MUCH positive expectation! We all have this ability. How can you quiet your mind and tap into the feeling and wisdom of your heart today?
I trust my heart.
The Divine speaks to me through my heart. I surrender and listen.
Sourse: The Daily Love