How we can be more Heart Centred ?
Living from the heart is challenging , as it requires strength and also the ability to be by oneself or Alone , or All-One . Being alone can bring up depression, neediness, wants and desires, it also challenges us to Love our selves. How can we fully Love another if we do not fully Love ourselves ? How can we fully give to another if we don't give to our selves ? Self Love and nurture is vital, when was the last time you took yourself out to the movies, or for a meal or did something just for you ?
We go into Relationship, wanting and expecting the other to complete us , to fill our holes, the emptiness in our souls. How can anyone be happy with that as the foundation on which your relationship is built ?
If we are in a state of Self Love and deep gratitude then that is what we will bring to the table when we meet the other at the Heart Centre. From this only more Love can grow, which will then radiate out into the world bringing Light and creating more Love.
" The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It might seem paradoxical to you , but it is not . It is and existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of Love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person - without possessing the other, without becoming dependant on the other, without reducing the other to a thing and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other because it is not given by the other ." -Osho
The above Quote is From Osho , one of my teachers in this Life. In order to have a healthy , growing and healing intimate relationship with another being , we need to have a healed and open Heart.
I feel that the more capacity we have for self Love the greater our capacity for Truly Loving others and in so doing having the ability to become more Philanthropic in our approach to the world at large.
" I love , because my love is not dependent on the object of Love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person . My Love is my state of being . I simply Love. " - Osho
How can we be more Heart Centred and truly Love. I think it requires looking at our wounds and healing them through whatever means possible, herbs, flower essences, shamanic journeys , remaining open to receive Love. The Universe is created from Love and that is our True Nature.
Our intimate and other relationships , would all grow deeper and become more Loving if we make a conscious effort to Live in and from the Heart on a moment to moment basis .