The Liberating Power of the Heart Essence

Posted on October 23, 2014

This past week it has become increasingly clear to me that we have direct access to the pure essence of the heart. It is a feeling, a sensation we can become aware of by stilling the mind and directing our awareness to the heart center (in the middle of the chest).

People use different words to describe the feeling, but I have so far not found anyone who was unable to sense it after looking/sensing/listening for it deeply and with concentrated attention. Some are aware of frequent interference by thoughts and the usual mental noise, but even so the essence could be felt clearly in moments.

Because of the importance of this awareness of the heart essence it strikes me that all of humanity has not known to tap into this source – forever. And that is of course exactly what is the matter with us: we have become lost in the mind and its fears and it is time now to break this hypnotic spell cast by our stressful thoughts and emotions. We have believed that we need these thoughts and emotions to be safe in a world we have perceived as unsafe, and nothing could be further from the truth.

In reality it is our perception of danger, based on our case of mistaken identity (“I am this body and I have to protect it, etc”) that creates the danger. The perception becomes the reality in which we flounder until we have the presence of mind to see through our mental self-entrapment. This spell can be broken by repeated and eventually continuous focus on the heart essence. I call it “Drinking from the Heart.”

Ramana Maharshi said: “When the mind gets absorbed in the heart, the ego ‘I’, which is the center of the multitude of thoughts, vanishes…” 

It seems Freedom cannot be described more clearly. We are all capable of allowing the mind to get absorbed in the heart.

Ramana Maharshi


and the HeartSourcing Yoga team

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One Response to “The Liberating Power of the Heart Essence”

  1. Steve
    Oct 23, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful. Thankyou so much.

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