What really makes you feel good and brings a smile to your spirit is about listening to your whole body and giving yourself undivided attention. The same goes for relating to others. We are beginning a shift to make heart to heart connections here and building up ideal relationships that puts us on an inner path.
Keeping a connection alive is challenging and problems arise from a lack of self-awareness. The problem solving focus has to be on bringing in the light rather than conquering the darkness. To be in the light you must be consciously aware that it is happening and begins with the intention to allow the light in. In terms of relationships the experience of light is closeness, warmth security, peace, a sense of being cherished and certain knowledge of belonging. It’s experiencing the light towards another person. Simply radiating outwards what you are inside.
Day 4 – Making Heart-to-Heart Connections
I make true connections when my heart touches another heart.
Aroot Perum Jothi (I invoke the divine light of grace)
MESSAGE OF THE DAY
In today’s meditation, we learn that to make real heart-to-heart connections with others, we must bring our inner light of love out into the world. For this we use our conscious intention and willingness for our awareness to be open, accepting, and loving to all. That fearless expansion of the light in your heart will naturally find and connect with other hearts.
Journal Reflection Questions:
1. Write down all the things that “bringing in the light” means to you. Take your time and be as thorough as you can. For example, it could mean showing loving kindness, giving to others, being of service, offering appreciation and approval, healing old hurts, being a good friend, showing warmth, etc.
2. Bring to mind one of your most cherished relationships, and describe your favorite way that person shares their light with you. For example, it could be the way your spouse looks past your shortcomings to love you unconditionally, or when your child shares their pure, wide-eyed view of the world with you.
3. Now, keeping in mind the way in which that cherished person shares their light with you, think about one relationship in which you experience conflict, discord, or lack of connection. How can you share your light with that person in a similar way? For example, you could try to look past their faults to focus on and draw out their admirable qualities, just as your spouse does with you. Or this could be something as simple as identifying and focusing your energy on one positive aspect of a challenging or negative situation in that relationship.
4. Reflect further on your experience today.
“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thích Nhất Hạnh