How often do we pause to ask the heart what it might want most in this moment? Most of us spend our days stuck in our heads, problem-solving and operating out of habit, disconnected from the heart and its needs. If we stopped to listen, what would the heart say?
In this guided meditation, Sean Fargo invites us to sense into the heart with caring curiosity, to enhance loving acceptance of whatever is present in the heart right now. We are guided to notice the presence of opposites - light or heavy, dry or moist, pleasant or unpleasant, numb or full of emotion. Perhaps in our hearts, we hold all of these things.
Listen in a safe, quiet place. Find a posture that balances comfort with alertness, whether standing, seated, or lying down. May this meditation be of benefit to you in your mindfulness journey.
We tend to think of mindfulness and meditation as activities that take place in the head. This is especially true in a culture that emphasizes thinking and cognitive activity. But the entirety of the body is an instrument of awareness. In fact, some would say the mind's center is not in the head at all, but in the heart.
As we go about our busy, daily lives, the head and the heart are often separated. In part, our mindfulness practice is about reconnecting the two. What might it look like to go about our day with sensation in and around the heart space taking the lead, contributing to each decision and coloring each action?
Meditation is a safe place in which we can begin to open to whatever is arising in the heart, without judgment. With a gentle, caring curiosity, we can practice sensing into what’s there and offering the heart whatever it needs: forgiveness, gratitude, space, or just our mindful attention.
Consistently caring for our hearts in this way can help us carry more heart-felt presence into each and every moment of our day.
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About Sean Fargo:
Sean Fargo is a former Buddhist monk and the founder of Mindfulness Exercises. The online platform, which has shared free and premium mindfulness resources with over 3 million people worldwide, has now certified over 500 Mindfulness Teachers.
Sean is the lead instructor for the teacher training program, a unique self-paced approach which invites world-renowned mindfulness teachers to share their insights and experiences. Sean has taught mindfulness and meditation for corporations including Facebook, Google and Tesla and for health and government organizations, prisons and hospitals around the world.