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Awaken Heart Perceptions
We might think that a perception coming from our 'heart' would be mushy but it is just the opposite. It is a practical application of our spiritual nature that can be further awakened through meditation practice.
Looking at the opposite of a heart decision and calling it a 'head' decision is analytical and one dimensional; in fact it is straight line thinking and works well on paper in a math equation where variables do not exist.
But, just 'head' analysis does not work in relationships in the workplace or with family or friends since it is so one-dimensional. It does not take into consideration all the prevailing circumstances that go into making the best decision from all facts and circumstances combined.
Heart decisions are all encompassing because they include facts and the lessons learned from experience - body, mind and spirit. We say these are heart decisions because we feel the energy for making these decisions in our torso - the physical and emotional seat of our being while in our human form.
The energy for making the best decision is not centered in the top of our body, the head. The energy really is pumped all through us from the center of our body, our physical heart, energizing all of our body.
By analyzing data taken in through the receptors of all of our bodily senses we can know that we have reached the right decision by noting how we feel in our torso, in our physical heart or physical body. We should feel relaxed in our body instead of stressed in our body.
Meditation practices help us get back in touch with the experience and practice of making full-body decisions. Through even and regular breathing in meditation we learn to really feel the workings of our body - we feel renewed and energized even if previously feeling listless or low in energy.
This is one of the greatest benefits of meditation - feeling our body, mind, spirit as a working unit. The increased perceptions help us see the best decision in each situation we confront in living.
In summary, if we make decisions using all the available input and our body stays relaxed, then we are probably making a best decision. If, on the other hand, we feel uptight and stressed from a decision we have made, we may be only using our mathematical 'head' aspect, as in straight line thinking.
The bodily sensations of comfort in the heart region of our torso, added to peace of mind developed in meditation serve as monitors to let us know we are on track for the highest outcome in decision making.
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Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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