I have been using the HearthMath tools for sometime now and I find them to be beneficial in regards to my emotional wellbeing. I also bought some of their books and find their techniques really useful.
Below is the Cut – Thru technique, I found it most useful when thinking about a problem I have, then imagining my close friend having this dilemma and what advise I would give them. I always think we are so good and advising others but never too great at taking our own advise.
A HeartMath TIP:
Cut-Thru: Here’s a simple exercise adapted from the HeartMath Cut-Thru technique to help you achieve emotional coherence, which has been shown to improve the efficiency of the immune system.
- Be aware of how you feel about an issue at hand.
- Breathe a positive feeling or attitude.
- Be objective, as if the issue or problem is someone else’s.
- Rest peacefully in this neutral state, allowing your heart intelligence new perspectives and possibilities.
- Soak and relax all resistances and disturbing or perplexing feelings in your heart’s compassion.
- Ask for guidance, then be patient and receptive. While awaiting an answer from the heart find something or someone to genuinely appreciate.
Over the past few years I have been working on my inner self instead of focusing too much on the materialistic side of life.
I discovered mindfulness which helped me deal with my physical pain which turns out was brought on by my mental chatter which I was unaware of!.go figure!!
Meditation became part of my life, and from here my consciousness grew. It isn’t easy in this world to be conscious, empathetic and happy. With so much going on in the world that seems so wrong it can get very easy to be fearful of everything. I have two kids and practicing mindfulness in the beginning made me realise that everything I say and do impacts there life. Then I went on to study neuroscience and wow..did that bring more fear into my life. From before birth to 6 those tiny beautiful children are being programmed by mainly…ME…..Ahhhhhh seriously, if I didn’t find life difficult before I bloody well do now!!
It was then I really put all my effort into becoming a better version of Me.
I stopped reading News, I no longer scroll through the newsfeeds on social media.
I listen to motivational speeches every day, meditate, yoga and keep practicing being present, Even if it’s just to listen to which ever kid is having a tantrum over how I cut their sandwiches.
Being happy I feel is a skill especially after living life with so much fear. Knowing that the brain was just doing its job trying to protect me from the dangers that lurk in the supermarket!! Knowing now I can connect new neural pathways in my brain by thinking different thoughts and repeating these to create better emotions.
I’m happy I’m happy I’m happy……doesn’t quite work..but over time…and creating the feeling of happiness inside whilst meditating each day is better and better. Namaste and happy days.