Issue 21 – The Intelligence of the Heart

by on April 1, 2015

Spiritual Life Magazine Issue 21 Cover

Contents

In this issue of Practical Spiritual Life Magazine you’ll find:

  • Heart Based Consciousness
  • After Vipassana, Heartfulness Meditation
  • The Heart's Intuitive Intelligence – What Science Is Discovering
  • Engaging The Intelligence of the Heart
  • What Butterflies and Mountains Can Teach You about Self-Respect
  • Self-Control – Affirmation and Prayer for Self-Healing
  • No Fu – The Warriors Way to Say No
  • When Thy Song Flows Through Me
  • How Creativity Works and How to Do It
  • Optimism
  • How to Perform the Heart Center Meditation
  • Satisfy My Soul Hunger

Kamala’s Musings

Did you know that the heart has its own intelligence? Did you know it emits an electromagnetic field that senses and interacts with people, objects and even the Earth itself? Did you know the heart sends more information to the brain than it receives? Find out what science is discovering about this and more in this issue and how important it is for your own health and well-being.

Maybe the heart, not the brain, is really the command center of our bodies. Ancient people thought so. The sages of Vedic India tell us there are four basic aspects of the mind: mon, buddhi, ahankara, and chitta. An image of a horse reflected in a mirror will help us understand them.

The mind is a mirror. A horse is reflected in the mirror, but the mind does not define or judge the image in any way. It just remains an impression. This is mon.
Then buddhi, the intellect, looking at the horse, discriminates and says, “This is a horse.”

Then ahankara, the ego, says “That’s my horse.” This is the beginning of delusion, but you’re not caught yet! You’re caught when chitta, the feelings of the heart, get involved and say, “How happy I am to see my horse! I love my horse. I want to go riding on my horse.”

Chitta is that part of the consciousness that involves us in action and reaction, likes and dislikes. When you neutralize your likes and dislikes, when there is no more thought of reacting towards this and that, then you achieve enlightenment.
In fact, developing the heart’s positive feelings is a vital part of the spiritual life. Then we lift them up to the human level and share them with others. And finally, we pass them on to the divine. This is not a step-by-step process. We work all of it all the time.

Now from my heart and chitta, I’m so happy to be able to share these teachings and inspiration with you. 🙂

With joy and blessings,
Nayaswami Kamala
Creator and Founder, Practical Spiritual Life Magazine

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