Early abuse, shame, violence and fear compelled me to think critically about decisions of the heart. My concept of self-mastery evolved from that early bias toward thought over feeling: the mind must control the passions of the heart. However, my idea was born from a wounded heart and the raw emotional tempest it stormed.
But through years of support of my family and friends, and daily effort to heal and embrace the gifts of my circumstances, my wounds healed and my bias shifted to the push of my heart over the pull of my mind. When you come from a centered place of peace within, then the mind no longer needs to paralyze your passion.
The Mind can only ask, ‘WHY?’ before it is decides. And it should.
Though, self-love is necessary, it is insufficient for a fulfilling life. Only love fills the soul.
I was so touched by this post on my FB page, I decided to repost the whole thing here. I am still in the journey that Scott describes of learning to get out of my head and to connect with the deeper aspects of my being. Everyday I learn a little more about listening to my Heart and living from that place. It is an exhilarating journey! Blessed be.
- The 16th Meditation Technique of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra. (teachingsofmasters.wordpress.com)