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The Heart Connection

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  • Jeff Belyea
    It seems that even considering the practice of meditation -- any thought in the direction of an interest in learning more about meditation, begins with (or
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 30 7:40 AM
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      It seems that even considering
      the practice of meditation -- any
      thought in the direction of an
      interest in learning more about
      meditation, begins with (or comes
      from) a stirring at our very core,
      our heart.

      While the longing for that
      "something" missing, or search
      for an inner peace of mind, or
      even the interest in the practical
      applications of meditation as
      a relaxation or stress management
      technique seems to be prompted
      by a "personal" and singular
      interest, something else seems
      to consistently happen to those
      who look to meditation.

      Even before sitting for their
      very first "formal" meditation,
      many people report that, in
      retrospect, they began to feel
      a certain softening and
      tenderness in their feelings
      for others, as they drew closer
      and closer to the practice of
      meditation. For others, those
      feelings were noticed soon after
      beginning a regular practice
      of meditation.

      It may be that meditation is
      itself a "loving" action, stirred
      by the heart, by the seat of love
      within us all. So, it may be
      the stirring of our inherent
      loving nature that "creates"
      the interest and the urge
      to learn more about meditation,
      and about what the poets and
      songwriters and teachers from
      all mystic traditions call
      "a higher love".

      From this perspective, it is
      the longing for heart connnection
      with all that is, a heart
      search, a heart opening that
      leads to an experience of
      new wisdom and understanding
      of nonduality, of the Oneness
      of all that is, within God
      (Love, Source, Spirit, Higher Self),
      that "calls" us to meditate.
    • ser_el_ser
      Existence is love. Any thought procress just apparently obscures it. Though, existence continues as the eternal presence of itself, from ever and for ever.
      Message 2 of 3 , Sep 30 9:18 AM
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        Existence is love. Any thought procress just apparently obscures it.

        Though, existence continues as the eternal presence of itself, from ever and
        for ever.

        Thoughts appear in this presence Existence is.
        Attention directed to thoughts and trapped by them, makes it appear that what
        is present is only the temporary, unaware of the Eternal and Permanent
        Presence that always is, now and ever.

        Meditation is the awareness of this Eternal Presence over or in which
        thoughts appear and disappear.

        Meditation is love.
        This is what we are.

        Love is what we are.

        Love is felt in the chest area of the body. We call it the Heart.

        The body is a thought, a gross thought.
        The thought process creates the idea of gross body, subtle body, lower body,
        higher body, body-self, low=self, higher-self and so on. These are all
        thoughts, these are the creation, Creation, manifest existence, temporary
        items.
        All of which is sustained on the Eternal Presence of Love. The One, All and
        None Eternal Item.

        Love, and be happy
        Maria Luisa


        --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea" <jeff@
        m...> wrote:
        > It seems that even considering
        > the practice of meditation -- any
        > thought in the direction of an
        > interest in learning more about
        > meditation, begins with (or comes
        > from) a stirring at our very core,
        > our heart.
        >
        > While the longing for that
        > "something" missing, or search
        > for an inner peace of mind, or
        > even the interest in the practical
        > applications of meditation as
        > a relaxation or stress management
        > technique seems to be prompted
        > by a "personal" and singular
        > interest, something else seems
        > to consistently happen to those
        > who look to meditation.
        >
        > Even before sitting for their
        > very first "formal" meditation,
        > many people report that, in
        > retrospect, they began to feel
        > a certain softening and
        > tenderness in their feelings
        > for others, as they drew closer
        > and closer to the practice of
        > meditation. For others, those
        > feelings were noticed soon after
        > beginning a regular practice
        > of meditation.
        >
        > It may be that meditation is
        > itself a "loving" action, stirred
        > by the heart, by the seat of love
        > within us all. So, it may be
        > the stirring of our inherent
        > loving nature that "creates"
        > the interest and the urge
        > to learn more about meditation,
        > and about what the poets and
        > songwriters and teachers from
        > all mystic traditions call
        > "a higher love".
        >
        > From this perspective, it is
        > the longing for heart connnection
        > with all that is, a heart
        > search, a heart opening that
        > leads to an experience of
        > new wisdom and understanding
        > of nonduality, of the Oneness
        > of all that is, within God
        > (Love, Source, Spirit, Higher Self),
        > that "calls" us to meditate.
      • Jeff Belyea
        Beautiful words, as always, Maria Luisa. Yes, thoughts give way to feelings of love rather than thoughts, as meditation becomes our natural way of being from
        Message 3 of 3 , Oct 4, 2005
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          Beautiful words, as always,
          Maria Luisa. Yes, thoughts
          give way to "feelings" of
          love rather than thoughts,
          as meditation becomes our
          natural way of being from
          moment to moment. As you
          have written -- when we
          realize that life is
          meditation.

          And as these feelings of love
          begin to flow and occupy our
          sense of being in place of
          the constant inner chatter,
          these feelings of love bring a
          "message", a wisdom whisper,
          from the heart that informs
          us in ways that are beyond
          what thoughts are capable
          of presenting. The wisdom
          whisper introduces us to
          a new love of a new depth;
          the love that takes your
          breath away with nearly
          overwhelming bliss, and
          gratitude and joy beyond
          words. This love is a love
          of perfect harmony; that
          is, we both feel it going
          outward and we receive it
          coming inward with complete
          trust and "knowing" that it
          comes from God, from Source,
          from our Higher Self.

          The image of a heart in the
          typical symbol of red, with
          another heart of gold within
          the red heart, at our very
          core stirs the imagination.
          This symbolic heart of love
          has a precious gold core,
          a pure center from which
          flows wisdom and universal
          knowledge; much like (actually
          precisely like) the experience
          mentioned in the third-eye
          meditation that Bob Rose
          teaches.

          It's all about love. And
          meditation can open a door
          to a love beyond anything
          we can think or imagine.

          A beautiful mantra for
          beginning meditators and
          seekers along the path is
          contained within so many
          songs and poems.

          The mantra:

          Bring me a higher love.

          Love, as always,

          Jeff

          --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "ser_el_ser"
          <ser_el_ser@y...> wrote:
          > Existence is love. Any thought procress just apparently obscures
          it.
          >
          > Though, existence continues as the eternal presence of itself,
          from ever and
          > for ever.
          >
          > Thoughts appear in this presence Existence is.
          > Attention directed to thoughts and trapped by them, makes it
          appear that what
          > is present is only the temporary, unaware of the Eternal and
          Permanent
          > Presence that always is, now and ever.
          >
          > Meditation is the awareness of this Eternal Presence over or in
          which
          > thoughts appear and disappear.
          >
          > Meditation is love.
          > This is what we are.
          >
          > Love is what we are.
          >
          > Love is felt in the chest area of the body. We call it the Heart.
          >
          > The body is a thought, a gross thought.
          > The thought process creates the idea of gross body, subtle body,
          lower body,
          > higher body, body-self, low=self, higher-self and so on. These are
          all
          > thoughts, these are the creation, Creation, manifest existence,
          temporary
          > items.
          > All of which is sustained on the Eternal Presence of Love. The
          One, All and
          > None Eternal Item.
          >
          > Love, and be happy
          > Maria Luisa
          >
          >
          > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Belyea"
          <jeff@
          > m...> wrote:
          > > It seems that even considering
          > > the practice of meditation -- any
          > > thought in the direction of an
          > > interest in learning more about
          > > meditation, begins with (or comes
          > > from) a stirring at our very core,
          > > our heart.
          > >
          > > While the longing for that
          > > "something" missing, or search
          > > for an inner peace of mind, or
          > > even the interest in the practical
          > > applications of meditation as
          > > a relaxation or stress management
          > > technique seems to be prompted
          > > by a "personal" and singular
          > > interest, something else seems
          > > to consistently happen to those
          > > who look to meditation.
          > >
          > > Even before sitting for their
          > > very first "formal" meditation,
          > > many people report that, in
          > > retrospect, they began to feel
          > > a certain softening and
          > > tenderness in their feelings
          > > for others, as they drew closer
          > > and closer to the practice of
          > > meditation. For others, those
          > > feelings were noticed soon after
          > > beginning a regular practice
          > > of meditation.
          > >
          > > It may be that meditation is
          > > itself a "loving" action, stirred
          > > by the heart, by the seat of love
          > > within us all. So, it may be
          > > the stirring of our inherent
          > > loving nature that "creates"
          > > the interest and the urge
          > > to learn more about meditation,
          > > and about what the poets and
          > > songwriters and teachers from
          > > all mystic traditions call
          > > "a higher love".
          > >
          > > From this perspective, it is
          > > the longing for heart connnection
          > > with all that is, a heart
          > > search, a heart opening that
          > > leads to an experience of
          > > new wisdom and understanding
          > > of nonduality, of the Oneness
          > > of all that is, within God
          > > (Love, Source, Spirit, Higher Self),
          > > that "calls" us to meditate.
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