Sunday, March 03, 2013

The Heart Is Where It’s At

In order to navigate the complexities of this world as it has become, there is one thing we need to do that is more important than anything else. We need to stop thinking so much and start feeling our way through our environment and our experiences. We need to move from our heads to our hearts.

We have been taught and programmed to live through our mind. How many times have you heard “use your head", "figure it out", "they have a good head on their shoulders”? Yet the mind can only respond with what has already been programmed (largely by other peoples beliefs which we adopted mainly in childhood), or by what has been experienced.

Having been taught that there is information and knowledge that we need to obtain before we can live a happy, fulfilled life, has left us feeling that there is something lacking in us. We've been told that "Knowledge is Power". That launched us on a quest for more education and has caused us to believe that others know more than we do, or that they somehow hold the "key" that we seem to be missing.

With that, the age of the guru was born and we began to read every new book we could find, listened to endless tapes, and attended seminar after seminar looking for that magic key. The key has been elusive, however, and there comes a time when you have to ask "What if we've been looking in all the wrong places"?

There has been a shift of consciousness on the planet and even if people don’t understand what that is, they know something has changed. More of us are no longer satisfied with the status quo. We're looking for our purpose and wondering why we are even here.

Science now supports what the mystics have been telling us for eons. The heart is where it’s at.

We can now measure human emotions and scientists can now document the effect of emotions on the heart field. The human heart is now documented as the strongest generator of both the electrical and magnetic fields in the body.

This is important because we have been taught that the brain is where the action is. But the brain’s electrical and magnetic fields are relatively weak compared to the heart. The heart is about 100 times stronger, electrically, and 5000 times stronger, magnetically, than the brain.

We have also been led to believe that the first place we process information from our environment is through the brain, but we now know that this is not true. Science has proven that our environment is perceived first through the heart center and that data is then transmitted to the brain. The brain simply processes the data it receives from the heart.

This is revolutionary information. But what does it mean to me? How has living from my mind impacted my experience here? What does living from my heart really mean and how will it change my experience? How do I make that transition? And how do my brain, mind, heart and heart center relate to each other?

Sit with these questions this week. Be more acutely aware as you go about your life. Look at each decision you make and determine if it was a mind decision (figured it out) or a heart decision (went with how I felt). These simple things can have profound, life changing implications.

Until next time, please join in the discussion by adding a comment below to express your views, pose a question, or share an experience. Use your first name, a made up "forum name", or remain Anonymous. Let's get a conversation going!


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