Do You Truly Know What LOVE Means?
"Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means" Leo Buscaglia
As you reread the words above again and again and simply allow them to drop into your state of BEING at a subconscious level.
You might find yourself wondering…
"I get the joyfully part and I get the without hesitation or thought of gain part, but what I don’t get is how to do it."
When it comes to the state of BEING LOVE and knowing what LOVE means, you can find many words written on the subject of how to get there.
Yet, for the most part, most of the words written are written in this same short way, telling you how yet not telling you enough.
In regards to the words above the simplest way to give joyfully and without hesitation or thought of gain is by learning how to give from the HEART and more importantly learning how to listen from the HEART.
For many of us we find ourselves living and listening from either one of two places.
The neck up
The belly and below
And while there are a variety of different reasons why you may have found yourself living and listening from one of those two places, right now in this moment you can choose to live from the HEART.
In fact, if you have made the decision now to live from the HEART or are just simply curious as to how you can begin to listen from the HEART then I invite you to experience the following…
Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and exhale, then allow your attention to move towards your HEART center at the middle of your chest and simply become aware of the sensations that you feel there. Allow yourself to feel all of the sensations that arise from this place, the tightness, the lightness, the holding and just let it be don’t try to change it just allow it. And in this space of allowing and listening from the HEART you might begin to notice thoughts and images arising into your awareness as well, again just let it be as it is. There is nothing to do or achieve just BE.
The first few times you practice, do so for around 5 or 10 minutes each time and if you wish feel free to write down what your experience was like in a notebook or journal. Of course, the more often you listen and feel from this place the more you will begin to live from this place and in time you will notice maybe even for just a moment how you have given joyfully and without hesitation or thought of gain in a situation or experience where you normally wouldn’t have.
If you’re anything like me, then a Heart meditation and some words to chew on is simply not enough. That’s why you will be glad to know that the practice of Yoga Nidra is yet another empowering way to help you begin to live from the Heart in addition to helping you enter into a state of BEING LOVE more and more.
Yogi Big Love