These are the wise words of an 87 year old man:
"I learned a long time ago to not see the world through the printed headlines, I see the world through the people that surround me. I see the world with the realisation that we love big.
So I choose to write my own headlines:
“Husband loves wife today”
“Family drops everything to come to Grandmas bedside”
“Old man makes new friend” he says, with a glint in his eyes.
His words collide with my worries, freeing them from the tether I had been holding tight. They float away. I am left with a renewed spirit. My headline now reads:
“Woman overwhelmed by the spirit of kindness and the reminder that our capacity to love is never ending.”
What is your headline?
It’s so easy to love, to connect from the heart when we are with our tribe. With those who are connected and see the world with compassionate eyes blind to the fear-generating headlines. In such presence we know we are safe to be vulnerable, to be ourselves, and to share from our hearts. It’s more challenging to stay in the heart space when we are faced with the day to day challenges of life, or with those who distort reality, with fear, hatred, with anything that highlights the shadows. Our minds might tell us that we are no longer safe to be who we are. We might feel the need to protect our hearts from the dangers of judgment and rejection.
But when we stay in the open space of the heart, when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable and loving no matter the consequences, miracles happen. We allow the Universal flow of love, which is everywhere, everywhere……even with those who appear hurtful….love is there….we allow abundance and synchronicity to dwell in every interaction and this creates space for unimaginable transformation. So when you find that your communication is coming from the mind, take a moment – breathe – drop into your heart and live fearlessly from a place of love, devotion, and gratitude for all that is. As we move into this space, we can transform the world with our love.
Bhakti yoga is the path of devotion, the path of the heart. Kundalini embraces the essence of Bhakti yoga - because in fact all yoga starts with Bhakti. There is no yoga without Bhakti. Without Bhakti, there is no connection to the Infinite, to Divine Love, so no yoga.
Bhakti is a devotional path of self-surrender in which you completely lose your own sense of self in another. To be devoted means to lie forever in the lap of the divine. Leaving the order of your mind to enter into the wildness of your heart. You become seized by love. You say yes to life. You trust your heart above all else, and never worry about the consequences.