Do you usually meditate by paying attention to your breath? Try paying attention to your heartbeat and see if it takes you deeper.
At the beginning of the year, around the time I was planning out my core desired feelings for the year and committing to working exclusively on ceramic sculptures and pottery, I changed my daily meditation practice from watching my breath to paying attention to my heartbeat. And ever since then, synchronicity (meaningful coincidences) have been happening for me all over the place.
I feel more in tune and in flow than I did all last year.
This practice isn’t just paying attention to my heart beating, but paying attention to the feeling of blood beating in time to my heart through all my veins all over and within my body. It’s hard. And easy. It’s like playing the harmonica: Easy to play, impossible to master.
But, something about tuning into my heartbeat really quiets down my mind and drops me into worldlessness, as Martha Beck would say. (And it’s her I have to thank for this meditation technique, click here to read about the book I got this technique from!)
Like the handmade art pottery that I make, I hope this meditation technique will help bring you closer to a more authentic experience of life. We need love and joy in our world now more than ever.