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A little meditation aligns the head and heart

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There is a common tendency among spiritual seekers to discount the wisdom of the head in favour of the heart. The head, it is believed, is unreliable whereas the heart is true and honest.

I want to share my understanding of this problem from my search into esoteric teachings of both the West and East. The development of our higher centres in the head is a relatively recent one; this accounts for humans’ inability to intelligently use their heads. The lower centres have been established much earlier in our evolution and so are often the places running the show.

The lower centres are useful for the animal nature, which needs to look after itself, eat, mate and fight etc. Human activity today is largely still run by the lower centres. The heart is seldom listened to and the flicker of activity in the head is usually dictated by the lower body. This gives rise to the largely negative attitude in spiritual circles towards the wisdom of the head. If fact, If the centres in the head, ajna (third eye) and crown are properly awakened and developed there will no longer be any conflict between head and heart. The head will have developed its ability to see clearly and rationally.

Acting rationally, the self located in the head will understand that the heart is the source of intuition. It will also listen to and be sympathetic towards the needs of the lower body but no longer be controlled by them. The practice of meditation allows us to align the centres and connect to our higher selves through the crown centre.

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