Close your eyes. Breathe deeply. Gently place your hands on your chest – and listen. Can you hear your heartbeat? Can you hear its longing and the song it’s singing?
Feel your chest rising and falling, expanding and contracting with each inhale and exhale – like the coming and going of ocean waves. As a silent witness, your heart has been with you through every experience of your life, every feeling: your longings, your loves and heartbreaks, your sorrows, regrets, and your moments of joy…
From the first instant you became aware, you’ve longed to be loved, completely and unconditionally, just the way you are. You’ve been disappointed. You’ve been hurt. And you’re heart’s been broken. At times your heart’s ached so much it could no longer sing.
But then you hear its warm, steady beat, unwavering and unending. And you know it’s always there with you, consistently and unconditionally. It doesn’t expect anything from you. It doesn’t judge you. It’s just there to support you and love you.
It is then you realize that you were loved all along. You realize that love is not outside of you, it’s within you. And your heart cannot help but to open, and to love – to love yourself, to love your family, to love your friends, and to love all there is.
You realize that like the ocean, your heart is so vast and deep that it can accommodate anything and everything. And it’s always calm and peaceful when you dive deeper, beneath the churning and rolling waves.
You’ve found your center – your beautiful, loving heart. It’s where you integrate your desires, your ambitions, your truths, and your visions. It’s where you blend the yin and yang, the feminine and masculine, and the earthly and spiritual. It’s where you create balance and harmony – in yourself, in your relationships, and in your environments.
Open your arms, spread your wings, and let your heart sing. Embrace all of the beauty, love, and joy in your life. And freely, share all of your goodness with those around you.
Your heart is opening, and unfolding – like a beautiful lotus flower.
My Anahata, I honor you…