Live from your heart. This is the essence of heart based living. Let your mind be the servant of your heart. Let your heart share its purpose with you and let this become your purpose.
As we live our lives and have many experiences it is easy to forget our purpose and get caught up in the modern life and all its many distractions. The mind races from one activity to the next with the body is hot pursuit. Eventually, this gets tiring and the body will show signs of dis-ease or the mind will become overactive or fearful.
What is needed is that we drop into our hearts and allow life to come to us. We can breathe in the energy we need deep into our lungs and into our hearts. Our hearts will respond with a heartbeat, which we can learn to feel with practice.
Feeling your own heartbeat is such a beautiful thing to be able to do and it makes heart based living possible. Your heart is so grateful for any attention you give it and when you give it your conscious breath, it responds with everything you need for your life.
Let your awareness be in your heart area, in the middle of your chest. Imagine your breath flowing in and out of your heart. You should breathe naturally, slowly, rhythmically, and more deeply than you normally do. This will give you more to focus on.
As you enter the meditative state you simply keep your awareness on your breathing and your heartbeat of pulse. You will notice your thoughts and you should also check in with your feeling state. Simply notice how it is for you and return focus to breath and heart.
After a while your mind and heart become One and this is a beautiful moment. Enjoy it and take the peace of your heart with you into your day.
When you breathe slowly and deeply and rhythmically, your heart begins to beat in a rhythmic harmonic with your breath. The heartrate becomes entrained with the breath-rate and this is called Heart Coherence.
Heart based living becomes possible when your life is in balance, in coherence, connected with everything.
Coherence is a state of balance and when the heart is beating rhythmically, then your entire being comes into a harmonic rhythm with your heart. The heart is the main drum which sets the tempo for everything.
Tuning your heartbeat to your breathing is one of the best things you can do for yourself. So learn some of the simple practices as shown on our website and you will be on your way to a healthier, happier and more energetic life.
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