In August 2011, I was introduced to a new meditation practice called Heartfulness.
Little did I know then how absolutely transformative closing my eyes + meditating in silence for a few minutes per day would be. The effect Heartfulness Meditation has had on my life is truly incredibly wonderful!
Almost 8 years or 2885 days later, I wished to share with YOU in what ways my life has been wondrously transformed by this simple, yet powerful, meditation practice:
1. My Heart Leading The Way
Prior to beginning Heartfulness Meditation as a daily practice, I used to be ‘in my head‘, a LOT.
This translated as me spending countless minutes/hours in my mental sphere (i.e. having countless thoughts, thinking, analyzing, brooding over the past, engaging in past + future conversations in my head, etc.). Without realizing it, I would bypass my subtle heart’s whispers and listen to my loud and clear ego mind’s voice. Over and over. Even if it meant exhausting myself or not feeling an inner alignment to certain choices and actions taken.
The problem with solely relying on the mind to make decisions is that it can justify anything and E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G.
Coming from a space of the mind, every choice may be rationalized.
Thus, without knowing it, I was continuously justifying my choices to myself, without considering my heart.
I would choose according to reason and not my intuition nor my heart.
Following Heartfulness Meditation, I developed a keener sense of listening to my heart and intuition, and following its voice instead. How wonderful to now have my heart lead the way ♡.
2. Completing What I Start
As a highly passionate Human Being, I used to lovvvve to try anything + everything new! (Maybe YOU know the feeling?)
I was perpetually signing up for new workshops, starting a new hobby, seeking for a new job, testing out a new thing every week (or almost).
The thing was that I would quickly pour my effervescent energy into ‘beginning-something-new’, but would rarely finish, complete or pursue anything further than 1-2 weeks… Yikes!
That new 30-day challenge? I dropped it after 3 days.
That new sewing passion? I stopped after sewing part of a top only.
That new course/program? I completed Module 1 (sometimes Module 2) and moved on.
That new healthy product? I would use it for 4 days and quit.
Thus, starting was easy.
Pursuing was almost inexistent.
How many new things had I tried? Numerous.
How many things had I actually completed? Very few.
Today, as a side effect of my Heartfulness Meditation practice, I find myself actually naturally completing + pursuing challenges/courses/programs/hobbies/etc. , with ease, flow and interest (without feeling bored).
WOW! What an astonishing transformation!
3. Experiencing Less Thoughts
On average, as Human Beings, we experience approximately 65,000 thoughts per day.
That is a lot of thought creation in the air.
Sometimes, when I would be hanging out in my mind, I felt like there was a Pin Ball game of thoughts bouncing around within me. One thought would appear. Another one followed. Some thoughts would bump into each other or even cross each other it seemed. The speed at which these thoughts would be catapulted sequentially in my head was sometimes overwhelming.
Where was the space to be?
At times, it was a dizzying feeling to hang out alone and to hear all of this thinking-mode-chaos going on in my head.
Enter Heartfulness Meditation in my life, and much less thoughts are happening… WOW!
There is more stillness within my being as well as my mind throughout the entire day.
In fact, my mind feels more regulated, less frantic.
I am not dizzy simply standing alone and in silence with myself.
On the contrary, I feel peaceful and more connected within.
4. Feeling More Centered + Zen Under All Circumstances
As a highly sensitive person and empath, whenever in crowds of people or in public spaces, I often feel the energy emanating from people. And, if I find myself in an environment that carries high tension vibes or stress or other types of strong emotions, I have a natural tendency to absorb that energy and to begin feeling that way (even if it is not my energy).
:: Driving during traffic hour on the highway in a big city, I can feel the aggressiveness and hurriedness in the air. It is easy for me to absorb that energy and to become stressed or impatient, without even having created that myself.
:: Attending a group meeting feeling cheerful, but rapidly noticing that certain colleagues are frustrated and feeling agitated about XYZ. I would then easily absorb those low-vibe energies and start feeling them too, without knowing why.
Since starting Heartfulness Meditation, I have managed to observe myself in these situations, and to remain completely centred in my being. This has enabled me NOT to absorb the energies surrounding me (if I do not wish to). And, it has allowed me to be more objective about what is happening around me in addition to staying calm + zen under all circumstances (even when people are screaming or yelling).
Heartfulness has taught me to stay centred within myself no matter what is going on around me.
In essence, it has taught me to remain connected to my heart (my centre) under all circumstances.
An incredible gift!
5. Silence: A Blissful Ally.
Prior to beginning Heartfulness Meditation, I used to be a very busy bee.
I would purposefully fill up my agenda to avoid having any ’empty spaces’ or ‘silent moments’ in my life.
I felt relieved to have a completely booked agenda from morning to evening, every day.
What I didn’t know then was that I was avoiding being with MySelf.
I seriously feared silence, not having any plan(s) and being alone.
I believed that if I was left alone, in silence, without anything on my agenda, I would be utterly bored/depressed/empty.
How wrong was I?
As a daily practice for the past 8+ years, I have sat with my eyes closed, and meditated in sheer silence first thing in the morning.
This simple and beautiful daily practice has allowed me to embrace the subtle power of silence…
Silence holds such a wondrous space to simply BE.
It allows to connect within, to breathe deeply, to rejuvenate, and to receive any inspiration(s) the heart & soul have to share or reveal.
Today, instead of perceiving silence as an enemy, I highly value silence.
It is a tremendous jewel + resource that is infinitely accessible, at all times.
How transformational my perception of silence has been, WOW!
6. Living In The Present Moment.
Heartfulness Meditation has amazingly, naturally taught me HOW to live in the present moment.
Not simply having a concept of how-to-be in the present moment, but actually experiencing living in the present moment.
It has allowed me to BE here now.
To simply breathe and be, throughout my days and weeks.
Consequently? I rarely hang out in the past anymore. Bye bye replaying past scenarios.
And I scarcely project myself into the future. As soon as this reflex pops up, I immediately bring myself back to the present.
Thus, I find myself in the NOW. Nowhere else.
This has allowed me to blissfully enjoy more of what is.
Not expecting anything in the future.
Not being disappointed, sad or unsatisfied about the past.
Simply being. Here. Now.
Thank YOU Heartfulness Meditation ♡♡♡
YOU have positively transformed my life!
ps: if YOU wish to experience Heartfulness Meditation for yourself, it is offered across the globe and is free of charge. Click here to start.