Is the heart simply a pump responsible for bringing blood to our organs? Is that only a simplistic view of what the heart is capable of?
The “heart’s magic power” has been ignored for too long and nowadays thanks to some scientific investigation made by psychologists and neurobiologists, we are starting to look at the heart in a completely new way. And all that seams to lead us back to ancient wisdom and past philosophical teachings. In fact there is a deep and game-changing wisdom belonging to ancient traditions when it comes to the way we live our lives, and even if those traditions are different from one another, they share the same wisdom. And that wisdom is the one that look at our inner journey to our inner potentiality, as a tour having a very short distance that may either lead us away from our familiarity or may take our entire lifespan to complete. That distance to cover is only about 18 inches. And those 18 inches are the average distance from the center of our brain to the middle of our heart, and it is always the same, no matter if you are tall or short.
Our task in our life is to cover that distance to reach our heart and stick with it, becoming one with the qualities of our heart which are love, compassion, joy. Whatever is the question you want to ask to your heart, no matter how weird, odd or funny you consider that question, your heart has the wisdom to answer the intellect cannot have, because the voice of your heart does not have egoic filter, that’s why Sufis called it “the voice of your beloved”, what loves you doesn’t lie to you.
Talking about heart, you don’t have to think about just the physical organ, but the space of our heart, that place containing the intelligence of God, our transcendental mind, our Spirit, our Buddhahood or whatever you want to call it. In Sanskrit that space is called Hridaya, and its translation is “this center”, as to indicate that the “heart space” leads you always to your center to your highest and true self, no matter what is the happening you are dealing with. Hridaya, is considered the seat of God in us, the seat of our pure Consciousness, also called Satchidananda, what we realise be pure Existence, right Knowledge and Bliss.
When we think with brain and not with the heart we create a foggy situation to which we add ouremotional load, and we start getting far away from real truth we cannot see with our conceptual mind.
Gregg Braden, a five-time New York Times best-selling author, researcher, educator, lecturer and internationally renowned as a pioneer bridging modern science, spirituality, and human potential in a talk said that there is much more communication being sent to the brain then being received from it, as there are more fibers leading from the heart to the brain than from the brain to the heart. I find that stunning.
More, the heart start beating in the not at all complete-formed fetus before the brain develops. I find that stunning.
More, the electromagnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times stronger than the brain’s one and can be detected with sensitive instrument placed away from the body. I find that stunning.
So, think but think with your heart and follow the “voice of your beloved”. Is it easy to do? Not at all, we haven’t being teached how to do it in this modern and egoic society, but we can do it.