Learning how to meditate on your heart works wonders. The practice of heart meditation strengthens the connection between your heart and mind. The heart takes on a more central role and and becomes your centering point.
Meditating in this way actually increases the magnetic field of the heart. The heart’s magnetism then expands our influence and capacity into the world.
This power of the heart can then be harnessed to our goals. Ultimately, HRM brings us to a state of radiant peace, where we can have a greater effect on our surroundings than our surroundings have upon us.
6 Guidelines for Heart Meditation
These guidelines are meant to be considered during all our meditation practices. Refer to them occasionally and print them out for a reference.
- Everything that happens in meditation is part of the practice. Deny nothing. Honor all aspects of your self. Be mindful of your heart, breath, sensations, vibrations, emotions and thoughts. Try not to judge and just keep focusing on your breath.
- Always seek to expand your sense of self. Think expansion of your heart, consciousness, magnetic field, and your influence.
- Seek reality. Don’t space out and don’t go into fantasy. This is not a transcendent or upward type of meditation. Transcendent meditations can lead to disassociation. This is a downward, in-the-body meditation. Put your attention on your breath and heartbeat.
- Think that your heart is trying to speak to you through its heartbeat. Send breath to your heart.
- Send breath into any sensations, to make them stronger. Go toward any emotion. Look for a message. It may be a surprising aha message. Pay attention to it when it comes.
- You are always in control of the experience, through control of your breath. And you can always open your eyes and stop meditating if you want.