Today, perhaps more than at any other time, there is a great search going on. We appear irrevocably immersed in consumerism, thirsty for ever-more sophisticated technology to satisfy our demands for easy living or amusement. Yet we all know, deep down, that we can never permanently fulfil these desires. We just put them on hold for a while, merely to resurface later as wants or cravings. This is just going round in circles. It might be fun for a while, but it’s like a dog chasing its tail. There’s no progress. To break the pattern, we need to be in touch with and listen to what our heart has to say.
Heart is our essence and we need to find it
In order to be truly fulfilled, we need to express ourselves utterly and completely. This means uncovering our true essence and allowing it to blossom. Until, in effect, we become that essence – the most natural expression of which is love.
There is an enormous need for love, both in our individual lives and in the world as a whole. But love can only flourish in humanity if it blossoms in the heart of each of us. The process of awakening the heart is about following the most natural path to our true nature or essence. By learning to love fully and completely, we can become totally fulfilled. By loving with full awareness in the present moment, we can be truly happy.
Your heart needs you to unlearn
The blissful path of the heart begins with unlearning many of the beliefs that society has built around love – beliefs that condition most of the human population. We need to be able to distinguish between true love and the emotions that are often identified as love, but which eventually cause pain. More importantly, we need to transform the way we think. We can overcome the barriers that prevent us from feeling love fully – the internal barriers of indifference and negativity.
By cultivating the qualities of the heart, the elixir of life is able to course through our whole being. In turn, this leads to the bliss that comes with self-realisation.
From Awakening Heart: The Blissful Path to Self-Realisation
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