I wasn’t going to write here today, but in reading The Book of Awakening just now, I feel so compelled to share with you some of its message. Most especially, the contemplative breathing exercises at the end of the daily reflection. Here’s a brief version of today’s message:
“If you place two living heart cells from different people in a Petrie dish, they will in time find and maintain a third, common beat.” ~ Molly Vass
The drive toward a common beat is the force beneath curiosity and passion. It is what makes strangers talk to strangers, despite the discomfort. It is how we risk new knowledge. For being still enough, long enough, next to anything living, we find a way to sing the one voiceless song.
Yet we often find ourselves fighting how our hearts want to join, seldom realizing that both strength and peace come from our hearts beating in unison with all that is alive. It feels incredibly uplifting that without even knowing each other, there exists a common beat between all hearts, just waiting to be felt.
…Every time we dare to voice what beats within, we invite some other cell of heart to find what lives between us and sing.
~ Breathe deeply in silence and feel the beat of your heart.
~ Meditate on the common beat the cells of your heart carry.
~ Let this beat sound like a beacon from you.
~ As you enter your day, keep sending the beat of your heart to everything around you. Do this with your regular breathing.
~ Be aware of the moments you feel energized or filled with emotion. It is in the life of these moments that you are in full relationship with the world.
WOW! Do you feel it? The heart. Powerful beyond what we can begin to imagine. Listen to your heart today……the whispers and the heartbeat of love.