Today’s focus is on the heart. We know that our physical heart keeps us alive in this physical world – one heartbeat at a time. But today we’re going deeper. Today, we’re going to access the unseen part of our heart – the place where our truth lives – the place where our soul lives.
The heart is the center and core of who we are and it also holds space for all of our human feelings. On an emotional level, when we’re feeling pain or love, we see it as coming from the heart. The heart is wide open when it feels love and it’s constricted and closed when it feels pain.
Many times, we close our hearts because we’re afraid to feel pain, sorrow, despair, and emptiness. What we don’t realise is that by doing this, we’re also shutting out all the wonderful feelings within us. Without pain, how would we know joy? Without hate, how would we know love? Without the negative feelings, the positive feelings couldn’t exist. Each feeling has its opposite, and when we invite one in, room is made for the other.
In order to feel love, we must have already felt hate. In order to feel happiness, we must have already felt sadness. When we allow ourselves to feel and accept the 2 opposite feelings, then they lose their hold on us. They don’t define us. They don’t rule us.
When we simply accept our feelings for what they are – just feelings, we are free to focus on the truth of who we are. And here’s the truth of who we are. We’re perfect, beautiful amazing spiritual beings who are living a human life on earth. We’re here to experience a whole range of feelings and these experiences are helping us to learn and expand on many levels.
So let’s open our hearts and let in all the feelings – the beautiful and the ugly. No need to worry about accepting your dark feelings because love always overrides negativity. Love’s force is so powerful that it can transform our fears into love if we let it. Love can transform us from being a self-centered person into a compassionate person, and from being a person who feels separate into a person who feels whole.
We all know what it feels like to be surrounded by people, and yet, feel alone. We know that other people can’t give us the feeling of love that we need. That has to come from our own heart. Our heart can enable us to feel the love that we are and to then outwardly express that love in our lives. This is impossible to do when our hearts are closed. The solution, therefore, is to keep our hearts more and more open.
How do we do this? By accepting, without judgment, all of our feelings – positive and negative. When we accept only the positive and loving parts of ourselves and reject the angry and fearful parts of ourselves, then we end up feeling separate and alone. We may feel depressed and alienated from ourselves and others. But when we accept with open arms the so-called ‘less desirable’ parts of ourselves, we’ll feel whole and complete. Your heart is there for you at all times and has all the answers you’re looking for. When you open your heart, you find your answers. If you’ve spent a lifetime of shutting down your heart and locking doors to your heart, it can all be reversed.
In case you’re still left wondering why it’s important to open your heart, let me approach this in another way. As humans, we all have within us a desire to make sense of our lives, to find some kind of purpose or meaning in our lives. That purpose and meaning can only come from our hearts. When our hearts are shut down, we’ll spend our entire lives searching for meaning and never find it.
I spent the first 35 years of my life systematically building walls around my heart and keeping people at a safe distance. As I built more and more walls around my heart, my capacity to feel anything at all diminished. I couldn’t feel happiness because my feelings were all shut down. I was feeling pain, and then I shut down even more. For me, it took a complete crash into feelings of despair before I figured out that life didn’t need to be this way.
When we crash and burn, what’s left? The heart. The heart is always there, always waiting for us to come back home and connect with our inner spirit again.
And the next logical question is, “How can I open my heart when I’ve spent a lifetime of closing it?” Because we’re all unique, we know that different methods work for different people – examples are meditation, writing in a journal, spending time in nature, exercise, counselling, doing what you love to do, doing what makes you feel happy, etc. The underlying truth, however, is that you are the only one who has the power to open your heart. If you want to open your heart, you will find the way that works best for you.
With open hearts, we are sharing these ideas with you today. It is our wish that you will find a way to open your heart even more after reading this article.
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