Your heart is a life-giving masterpiece. Located in the center of your chest, this fist-sized double pump beats approximately 3 billion times throughout your lifetime and pumps more than 50 million gallons of blood.
Being caught in our busy everyday lives, most of us don’t appreciate our well-functioning organs. We take them for granted, until something goes wrong.
I would like to ask you to take a moment and appreciate your heart. Sit comfortably in your chair and acknowledge the amazing task that your heart performs everyday. Say thank you and practice gratitude for several minutes.
You will notice that as soon as you bring your focus to your heart it relaxes and your heart beat slows down.
Research has shown that the heart is directly affected by our emotional states and stress is a major underlying cause for heart disease. In order to gain a deeper understanding about the negative effects of stress on our heart health we need to examine its metaphysical function. The heart is our emotional center for love, self-love and healing. The heart center also puts us in touch with our life’s purpose.
If we excessively expose ourselves to stress, it translates to the fact that we don’t honor, value and love ourselves. We neglect our essential need for balance and relaxation.
The first key to a healthy heart is to love yourself, to give and receive love freely and to listen to your heart.
Now, what does it mean to you to listen to your heart?
How often do you listen to your heart?
When making important decisions do you listen to your head or your heart?
In a society that emphasizes rational reasoning and thinking, we are not encouraged to listen to our hearts. But you have the freedom to choose differently. Learn to listen to your heart by practicing this beautiful exercise, which changes your life and heals your heart:
Listen to your Heart – Exercise:
- Sit in a comfortable chair, close your eyes, inhale and exhale deeply, breathe to your abdomen. Let your awareness travel to your heart and notice how your heart feels like. Is your heart happy? Is it open, light-hearted or does it feel heavy or broken?
- Exhale everything that is on your heart. You may travel back in time and breathe out all memories and emotions that do not serve your highest good. Every time you exhale and let go more light, lightness and peace enters your heart.
- Now let your mind wander to the happiest moments in your life, moments of joy and love. Blissful moments that make you smile. Cherish these happy memories and place them all at once into your heart, your center for love, self-love and healing. Feel your heart smile. The smile brings a beautiful vibration of radiant health which now spreads throughout your entire body.
Please practice this exercise every day. This is the best form of preventative medicine, as the ancients knew by saying: ‘A merry heart doeth good like medicine.’
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