A Meditation To Open The Heart

Most people spend their busy days consumed with activity. So much so, that not until you get hit on the head (figuratively) do you realize that you are going about your day-to-day with a closed heart. As a result, repressed material stays repressed and you wonder why you walk around depressed and anxious and in a mood of un-love.

In this latest Care 2 post from Deepak Chopra, a basic heart meditation is given given to help a person release repressed emotions so that the material can be purified. According to Chopra, a meditation of this sorts allows for deeper spiritual meaning.

Sit comfortably in a quiet room by yourself, choosing a time when you feel settled and unhurried. Early morning is best, since your mind will be alert and fresh. Close your eyes and focus your attention on the middle of your chest, where your heart is. (The fact that the physical heart is off to the left is irrelevant here – the spiritual heart center lies directly behind your breastbone.)

Be aware of your heart as a space. Don’t try to hear your heartbeat or any other sound you think a heart makes as it pumps blood. The heart center you want to find is a point of awareness where feelings enter. In its pure form it is empty, pervaded by weightlessness, absence of care, peace, and a subtle light.

Read more from Chopra on how to practice a heart meditation for a happier and healthier life here.

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