Open Up Your Heart and Let It Begin
Learning about and becoming aware of the incredible nature of the human heart, both in terms of its effect on our physiology, as well as the spiritual implications associated with the heart, is a life-changing subject. It certainly was for me. The more I researched, contemplated and wrote about the heart, the more insight I received in understanding the role of our hearts in the Body-Mind-Spirit connection that makes up our human experience.
When we come to understand something of true importance with our heart, it changes us in deeply significant and lasting ways. It’s not a “big effort” change – meaning, you are not expending a lot of mental energy or physical effort trying to force yourself to do something you really don’t want to do. It’s change that comes from awareness. You naturally want to change because you deeply feel the value of it in your heart. Because of this, change becomes more like an enjoyable journey than a struggle to force yourself to try to change.
This does not mean that you will always find change easy. Many changes we need to make often do require significant focus and effort, because they require overcoming our fear-nature – which requires character development – and character development never comes easily to anyone.
How difficult we find the changes we desire to make in our lives depends on two factors:
1) the size and/or complexity of the personal challenges we need to overcome to embed change into our character; and,
2) how heart-directed we allow ourselves to be in the process of change.
The more we cooperate with change in heart-centered ways, the easier it will be to change. The more we resist change, the more difficult changing will be. Changes that come through heart awareness can happen in any moment. You could be walking down the street and encounter a homeless person begging for money. You’ve never given money to “these kind of people” before. But this time, your heart goes out to them and you feel compelled to help them. It can happen that quickly. You expended little effort in this change; you felt the need to do something in your heart, and followed your heart’s direction.