Februari 28, one month ago, I promised to write something about heartfullness, what I consider to be a virtue of God-Love also. Till now I have’nt done so. Therefore I will post it on this page, as well on the page of God-Love.
Again, pardon me for my English, it is not my native tonque.
♦ To me heartfullness is born when you center in the heart, in the sacred equilibrium of the heart, where you expand your presence all-around in a circumference of 360˚.This is the place where you find inner balance, where you embrace Life and where you embrace the allness of what you are and have to become. In one of my contributions on this forum I wrote that my quest for inner understanding or inner path, started at an early age. Soon I noticed that the heart is a doorway or passage to immeasurable spiritual realms. And that our thinking, the use of our mind is secondary, of minor importance in this. The use of the senses (by which we experience and explore our inner beingness as well the capacity of our heart) does’nt really differ from the way we use them in the physical world. It is different herein that our inner sensory perception or observation calls for a more subtle, precise and sophisticated attunement than we use in the world.
♦ The development of (what I call) meditative mindfullness, being consciously present in the Now, is perhaps one of the main virtues a human being has to develop to start his journey within. This search is often supplied by the outside world or developed by the ego (I am not sure how to translate this), while meditative mindfullness is a state of being from which our inner being or inner path will reveal itself naturally.
What I notice is that the meditative state of mindfullness enables your heart to improve and refine itself more and more in becoming an instrument in exploring the inner realms of being within.
So it can become
a feeling and sensing heart
an exploring and seeing heart
a hearing and listening heart
a speaking and interpreting heart
a tasting and discriminating heart
a scenting and attuning heart
In a personal and very cosmic way.
So to me there is a great interconnection between heartfullness and soulfullness and meditative mindfullness. When you live through the heart the soul will expand and when you live through the soul the heart will expand.
And it is through soulfullness and heartfullness that we have to search and taste and interpret the 12 virtues within the 12. It is not being done by making a list every month only. Everyone’s heart is a separate entrance to the inner world that is to be explored by each ones own heart. This is why there are no records of routes or maps from the inner worlds. But sharing our inner experience can help each one to discover more and therefore to interpret more than each can do on his own — alone.
In the beginning it may be necessary to witdhraw your attention from the world regularly to turn it more inwardly. But after a while it will become very natural (especially when doing simple tasks) to maintain this state of being while (for example) doing the dishes, ironing clothes, travel by train, work in the garden etc. After a while you will be able to stay attuned to your inner being and its conversation, while at the same time you are functioning in the outer world as well.
I personally experience fullness of heart in a variety of ways. An impression —
As an intimate residence
As a temple to celebrate
As a garden to walk in
As a room of silence and seclusion
As an inner space without any borders
As a retreat for reflection and contemplation
As a place to celebrate my Love for Life and the Joy of living
As a spiritual meetingplace with all who are One as well
As a fort or save place
As a startingpoint for cosmic traveling
As a place where time has no influence
As a timeless place where past, present and future converge
As a place that is all embracing
So recapitulating I see:
♦ Soulfullness as a virtue of God-Love
♦ Heartfullness as a virtue of God-Love
♦ Meditative mindfullness as a virtue of God-Mastery