Archive for January, 2013

18
Jan
13

Two Kinds of Intelligence ~ Rumi

Illustration of electrical activity of the human heartThere are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired,
as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts
from books and from what the teacher says,
collecting information from the traditional sciences
as well as from the new sciences.

With such intelligence you rise in the world.
You get ranked ahead or behind others
in regard to your competence in retaining
information. You stroll with this intelligence
in and out of fields of knowledge, getting always more
marks on your preserving tablets.

There is another kind of tablet, one
already completed and preserved inside you.
A spring overflowing its springbox. A freshness
in the center of the chest. This other intelligence
does not turn yellow or stagnate. It’s fluid,
and it doesn’t move from outside to inside
through conduits of plumbing-learning.

This second knowing is a fountainhead
from within you, moving out.

Why Rumi?

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04
Jan
13

Heart-Centered Meditation

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Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions,         then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.                              ~ Author Unknown

Operating in a survival state-of-mind in which the ego is in control of our thoughts and emotions when external events rock us is not uncommon.

This state-of-mind is characterized by negative self-talk and unhelpful thinking patterns. It can lead us to feel disempowered, hopeless and pessimistic about the future.

If this is a feeling you recognize, take note; there is a solution.  To help you infiltrate ego-hold with peaceful more heart-centered thoughts, try incorporating a meditative practice into your day.

By taking a moment to pause and reflect on your highest-self and giving yourself the opportunity to remember who you are and who you want to be, you will conquer the negative self-talk and retain a positive, peaceful and heart-centered outlook.

Allow the meditative process to tap into your subconscious– there you will find clarity and a sense of peace.

Peaceful-Heart-Centered Meditation

A peaceful-heart-centered meditation begins by finding a place where you can sit quietly, without outside disturbances.  Close your eyes and take several deep breaths.  As you begin to feel settled, bring your attention to the area of your physical heart.

With each breath you take, see your heart slowly expanding.  Allow your heart to continue to expand.  If you feel that your mind is trailing off – note the pattern.  Are you thinking of unpaid bills or a to-do list that seems never ending?  Bring yourself back to heart-center, and refocus on your breathing.  Take a few minutes – or longer – to rest in this nourishing energy.  Now, slowly open your eyes, sit quietly.

Integrate this awakening into your being. You should feel awakened to specific details related to your mission, and you should feel a sense of peace and calmness, rather than feeling stress and anxiety. You can work with increased focus, clarity and awareness, increased productivity and an increase in self-worth and self-confidence.

By taking the time to listen to the wisdom of your highest, heart-centered self during meditation and throughout the day, you allow this wisdom to guide you into a higher expression; where the ego does not have a booming voice.

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