Why the “Spiritual Heart” Is Key
While we may be able to achieve many positive accomplishments in our lives, improve our self-esteem and decrease our emotional reactivity, we may find that we still have a certain level of incompleteness. That lack cannot be fulfilled through our attempts to develop a healthier mind. The feeling of wholeness or completeness can only be found through our heart, the ever-present doorway to feel profound peace, gratitude, joy, and unconditional love.
Throughout history, many cultures and spiritual practices have emphasized the importance of following our heart, listening to our heart, and gaining wisdom and intelligence from our heart. This is not a coincidence. When we speak of the “heart” we are not referring to the physical organ but our spiritual heart. While this may be a new concept for some, it is analogous to the mind. While the brain is clearly physical in nature, the existence of the mind as a form of consciousness is universally accepted even though it cannot be detected on an MRI.
Similarly, our spiritual heart embodies a level of consciousness unto itself. Most importantly, it is the key to our greatest fulfillment and the doorway to experiencing a deeper relationship with our Creator/True Source (or whatever terminology you are most comfortable with)—one characterized by profound peace, gratitude, joy, safety, and Unconditional Love.