Heart Chakra: Centre of Wisdom


The heart is wise. There is a deep intelligence that lives in the centre of the heart.

The heart chakra governs our love, compassion, but also our deep reservoir of wisdom.

The union of the power and stability of the earth, with the lightness and energy of the sky. That all happens within the heart.

The source of all your answers, all the guidance you need, it is already within you.

Finding your purpose: Let the joy guide you


Why are you here? What are you supposed to do with your life? What is your purpose?

These are giants, as far as questions go. The answers are not simple and not always clear. Perhaps it is not known until the end, looking back, when everything becomes understood. 

What has made all the difference to me has been meditation. When I sit in meditation I become connected to a higher point of view. Things settle in. I get to see my life through the eyes of my source. From that perspective, it is easier to feel and sense when I am on the path or off of it. 

When your thoughts and emotions are settled in meditation, there is a distinctive calm energy that can be felt. When your thoughts are distracted or unfocused, a tension resides in the body. 

This ease and tension dichotomy is a clear indicator of what is closer to your purpose and what is further from it. It is like your own magic compass that constantly points you toward your dreams. 

The feeling of joy expands as you begin to choose life experiences that are aligned with your path. 

It might be difficult to put words to the path you are on, or even know exactly where you are headed, but you can always know whether you are on track or not, by how you feel. 

The more you meditate, the easier it is define the feeling of being in joy and on your path. The signals get stronger and clearer after even a few minutes of sitting in stillness. 

Your true life purpose goes beyond a job, a relationship, or an accomplishment. It is a trajectory. It is a direction. It is orienting yourself towards the Divine wisdom that already lives within you. It is about being willing to travel full circle, to humbly return home again knowing that you did your best, uplifted a few others, and experienced the gift of your life. Your purpose is to travel that sometimes meandering journey and discover the sweetness of each step. 

Heartfullness: Surrendering the mind to the wisdom of the heart 


In Buddhism, where the concept of mindfulness originated, the heart is considered the seat of the mind. 

The true mind, the wise voice within us, always resides in the heart. Our hearts contain unlimited compassion, wisdom, and Divine connection. 

In our western philosophy, the mind has normally been equated with the brain. I have nothing against brains. I, personally, have lots of them! ­čśë It is just important to remember that the intellect’s true purpose is to serve the wisdom of the heart. Not the other way around. 

So if you live in North America, I recommend changing your meditation practice to heartfullness. 

Use the power, wisdom, courage, and compassion of the heart to lead you to stillness. Surrender your clever brain and let your heart lead the way. 

Brains only work if they are connected to a functioning heart. Let the heart lead and the brain follow. 

Rest in Peace


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Rest in peace is a blessing we say for our dearly departed, but I have begun to ponder its deeper meaning. I have weathered my share of grieving in the past few years and I will be on my way to another funeral for a family member in the next few days. We wish them peace. But I often wonder if we are really the ones in need of peace. Nothing brings you face to face with your mortality faster than a funeral. The person that has passed is on the other side, in the world of Spirit, so they have already got what we are yearning for, peace in the heart.

I often say to my students to take their own good advice they offer to another. So, as I stand here in my physical world, I reach toward a place of stillness within my own heart and mind. In the very centre, there is a deep and vast well of peace. It is spacious and expansive, nurturing and healing.

Death teaches us how to live. I think the sole goal of a successful life is to have a huge funeral with standing room only. In the end, it is not our accomplishments, titles, or possessions that matter, it is the number of hearts we have uplifted and lives we have touched. So today I choose to think a thought of peace and listen to the still voice of wisdom that lives in my heart.