We speak so much of the heart, and the heart has many answers…
Definitions – MacMillan Dictionary
- organ in the body
- area of chest with heart
- your feelings
- central part
- most important part
- shape representing love
- suit of playing cards
When someone asks, “Can you feel where I’m coming from?” or just “do you feel me?” they are inquiring about a heart connection. One that goes straight to the soul, from one human being to another.
I have an affinity towards hearts, for I am a Valentine Cupid – born on February 14th that is. Down in the heart of Dixie, I was delivered at our home by a skilled midwife. She bonded with my mother as they worked to welcome me into this world. A few years ago, my mother took me and my sister to visit our elderly midwife. I was grateful for this act of love from my mother. And I felt so much love for this woman whose hands first touched me as I gasped my first breath of air. How wonderful and heartfelt to touch those hands.
As humans we experience many kinds of love – after all, LOVE is what we all want and is what we all are – it just gets a bit closed off and buried at times.
How do we open our hearts? How do we cultivate more love in our lives, to give and receive?
A way that I know works for sure is through the practice of lovingkindness.
Lovingkindness is also known as Metta practice and is the act of cultivating love and care for all beings. The meditations and teachings enhance our ability to send love and compassion to ourselves and others, including strangers and those that we may not even particularly like. Lovingkindness is a heart-centered component of mindfulness practice.
Mindfulness, being in the present moment with an attitude of non-judgment, grows more awareness of loving the self and seeing clearly how we can best care for self. The heart pumps blood to itself first and then to the rest of the body. The heart is wise! We must care for self before we can effectively help and serve others.
In showing our love and care for the future of this planet, Dragonfly Healing Center is supporting the upcoming Mindful Schools fundraising event through volunteer assistance. This event features Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, who will be speaking on the role of mindfulness in education.
See complete details!!! http://www.mindfulschools.org/home/jkz-benefit/