Inner Dialogue through the Heart and Maitri

Heart is the New Mind

The next stage of conscious evolution will see the heart come into its own as the true centre of the human being (like the sun in its solar system) giving intellect and even mind a ‘run for their money’. Neuroscience is showing us that the heart is a second brain. But it goes beyond – already many around the globe are discovering that the perception, understanding and communication moving in and out of the heart go far deeper, higher and wider than the mere thinking mind.

This is allied to an overall ‘coming down’ into body and out of the head and unnecessary suffering incurred through its neurotic, anxiety-producing patterns of thinking, worrying and over-analysis. The latter is a signature of ego-driven thoughts and desires. It can also be derived from and exacerbated by past trauma – both ‘shock’ and ‘developmental’. Our heart, when endowed with a full toolbox of techniques, skills and applications, can be a competent psychotherapist as well as a deeply compassionate physician, and there are ways to train oneself to employ these faculties.

The wisdom of the heart knows how to provide safety, an empathic inner ear and an authentic response in the present moment, to the frequency and need of the one who has been traumatized (usually one’s younger self). We ALL have experienced trauma. This Maitri Method is available and adaptable to everyone desiring freedom from conditioning & limiting belief patterns. This approach can be practiced successfully with oneself and also coheres well if one is working with a somatic- and mindfulfulness-oriented psychotherapist.

This is also a part of the feminine principle coming into its own, and the beginning of a more balanced civilization with male and female as equal partners – the two wings of a bird.

Maitri, a Buddhist term, is the foundation of the ‘four virtues’ : • compassion  • sympathetic joy • equanimity & • loving kindness. The transformative potential of somatic maitri meditation practices along with Hakomi-oriented, body-centered, mindful self-enquiry, the Korason Method (KM) for Authentic Voice & Dialogue and Agni Yoga, is unlimited. Perhaps the 5th wheel of this creative vehicle might be something that is hard to define, yet perhaps the essential feature of the human soul –  faith.

Living from the consciousness of the heart goes beyond sentiment, feelings and devotional attitude (bhakti yoga). It is a science and art requiring great passion, commitment and some discipline, but with practice, it becomes easier, authentic and natural. As heart gathers its grounding roots through the body and wings through the mind, the quality of pure intuition gradually emerges.  Coming from this place of deep compassion and wisdom, an authentic dialogue engages the inner Sage, Spiritual Warrior and Wounded Child. As a team, they invite information from the unconscious to bubble up into the conscious mind. There it can be studied, known and, when the time is right, enfolded into the heart and …the healing and integration proceeds!

Living from the consciousness of the heart goes beyond sentiment, feelings and devotional attitude (bhakti yoga). It is a science and art requiring great passion, commitment and some discipline, but with practice, it becomes easier, authentic and natural. As heart gathers its grounding roots through the body and wings through the mind, the quality of pure intuition gradually emerges.  Coming from this place of deep compassion and wisdom, an authentic dialogue engages the inner Sage, Spiritual Warrior and Wounded Child. As a team, they invite information from the unconscious to bubble up into the conscious mind. There it can be studied, known and, when the time is right, enfolded, with maitri, into the heart and …the healing and integration proceeds!

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