Can yoga help us become more like our hearts? Take a few relaxed heart opening breaths and let me know how you feel as you read the following:
“The heart is quiet rather than noisy, intuitive rather than deductive, lives entirely in the present, and is, at every moment accepting of reality as it is. Moreover, the heart does not seek to distance itself from, or dominate anything or anyone by labelling.
Rather, it begins with an awareness of its relationship with the rest of creation (and everything and everyone in it),
It accepts rather than rejects,
finding similarity rather than alienation and likeness rather than difference.
Your heart knows no fear, it experiences no desire,
and never finds the need to defend or justify itself.
Unlike your mind, your heart never seeks to impose itself.
It is patient and undemanding.
It nourishes our bodies in every moment.
Little wonder, then, that the mind, always impatient and very demanding, manages to dominate the heart so thoroughly”
Words from Fr. Archimandrite Meletios Webber–