In the last article of this 4-part series, Dr. Rubenstein addresses the following misconception: If my heart really opens, will I lose control of who I am? We hold onto the idea of control because we have convinced ourselves that this is how we remain free to be “who we are.” Understand that this false sense of control is not who we really are.
In part 3 of the series, Dr. Rubenstein addresses the following misconception: Will I pick up other people's negative energy if my heart opens? Learn why an open heart rather than a contracted, self-protected one is actually the safest place to be!
In part 2 of the series, Dr. Rubenstein addresses the following misconception: If I open my heart, will I be able to say "no?" Will others take advantage of me? Having these beliefs limit our natural ability to access and experience our heart's innate wisdom.
The mind can be very creative in coming up with an assortment of reasons to convince us that it’s not safe to open our heart. The purpose of this 4-part series is to address the concerns or fears that many people have about opening their spiritual heart and living a heart-centered life. Part 1 addresses: Will I get hurt if I open my heart?
Learn how wonderful it would it be to manage stress without actually having to manage stress. It sounds like a paradox, but it can be done...really! Learning to be heart-centered rather than mind dominant is the key!