“All that is required to gather this new evidence is to trust in your own heart. Are you willing to believe what your heart would tell you?
“This exercise should take no time nor break your stride or the flow of your conversation. All it asks you to do is to become aware of spirit and to allow this awareness to abide within you. (A Course of Love, 13.6 – 13.7)”
Affirmation: “May I trust in my own heart today.”
1 – The Mind
If we stop giving our mind so much attention, if we put our mind into neutral, we are then more likely to listen to the spirit within. We are also more likely to pay attention to the spirits of others, rather than the personality that is so dominated by the mind when it is in egoic mode. When we pay attention to the spirit in ourselves and in others, we are attuned to our hearts. And that is a very good place to be.
2 – Turn to the Heart
Jesus would have us turn to the heart increasingly. That is the primary theme of these first pages of the original volume of A Course of Love. (Later, he will emphasize the union of mind and heart, into “wholeheartedness.”)
3 – Intellectual Truths?
The heart does not demand intellectual truths. The mind, when it is dominated by the ego, does so often want intellectual truths. But the ego is never satisfied; no proof is ever sufficient. And so we bring our intellectual doubts to the table of God, and we doubt Him.
4 – Heed the Heart
This is no way to live. If the heart seems to be telling us something, we would do well to heed what it is saying. We intuitively know that God exists, and that He loves us, and when we live this faith, we live truly–we don’t simply walk through our days like automatons.
5 – Use the Day Wisely
May we spend today looking for the spirit in ourselves and others, and may we pay attention to what our heart is trying to say to us. If we can sustain this endeavor, we will indeed have used the day wisely.
Help me to trust my heart today. It will soon be time to meld the mind and the heart into wholeheartedness, but for today I will listen to my heart. I will see what it has to tell me, and I will heed.
This does not mean that I will do foolish things. We do not need to let emotions run amuck. That would not be worthy of ourselves or our concept of God.
Be with me today as I seek to be ever mindful of Your blessings. You have given me much. Help me to give back.