Calming the Agitated Mind!

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Identity and Heartflow

Heart Connection is an essential skill. Connecting to the heart through meditation calibrates the mind, body, spirit and heart. When you connect to the heart, it also connects you to your intuition and inner guidance, something that often gets overridden by the mind. Heart connection can help you manage attachment to your thoughts, beliefs, judgments, and opinions, which the mind creates many arguments to justify.

The mind is loud. The heart isn’t loud. I am often asked how we shut off the mind when we are trying to listen to the heart. “I can’t seem to quiet the mind. Trying to meditate just makes me agitated.” The minds judgments can appear to be louder than any heart murmurs. Is it louder, or do we habitually not listen to ourselves at more than a surface level?

“I don’t know what the heart is saying, what it means, or even how to listen to the heart. Just get so frustrated..” Many feel distress because they don’t know where the journey of listening to the heart is taking them. The nowness is frightening. We are faced with the decision to listen inwardly and develop our inner observer without knowing where that journey will take us.

The truth is without making a conscious discipline of connecting to the heart, the mind makes decisions for us that are disconnected from the heart’s wisdom, and without a deeper understanding of ourselves. The true nature of your self and the depth of your inner voice becomes obscured by a controlling mind. Heart connection and meditation balance the heart and mind relationship.

“Our mind, in fact, is as empty, as impermanent, and as transient as a dream. Look at a thought: it comes, it stays, and it goes. The past is the past, the future not yet risen, and even the present thought, as we experience it becomes the past. The only thing we have is nowness, is now.”

Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


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