THINK from the HEART
By Dr Santosh Mohapatra
1)Focus on the heart (and heart chakra). This sends a signal to the heart that you seek its intelligence.
2)Slow your breathing. This sends another signal to your body that you seek higher intelligence, and not that of the normally stressed, and freaked out ego. Deep breathing calms the nervous system and quiets the brain.
3)Conjure a sense of gratitude, compassion, or love. These are the feelings which trigger an activation of the heart’s energy.
Ask your heart a question. The question should be brief and to the point.
4)Everyone will experience the heart’s intelligence a bit differently. You may feel butterflies in your gut, a warm sensation growing around your body, or tingling in your fingertips. You may not feel any bodily sensations but have a clear, short answer that comes through your mind. Know that it likely won’t need a long-drawn-out story to ‘justify’ its wisdom. The heart speaks directly and clearly. If it isn’t, try this process again to let your body know that you seek the intelligence of the heart and not the ego.
5)Practice makes perfect. The more often you do this, the easier it will be to tap into the seat of pure consciousness–the hridaya.
The heart’s intelligence has been ignored for far too long. What we’ve learned about the heart’s wisdom, however, in the past several years and through the research of psychologists, neurobiologists, and resurfaced wisdom teachings from our ancient past, should inspire everyone to look at the heart in a completely new way.