May all beings be infinitely happy and free from suffering.
Is Helping Others Important?
At a very early age, we are taught to treat others how we ourselves would like to be treated. And in many spiritual traditions, it is also taught that acting with a warm and kind heart is very important, in the understanding that this can help to bring much happiness and joy into our life also.
Essentially, it is said that by acting with a warm and generous heart towards others, you yourself will ultimately benefit from this. Not only from the karmic credits that are said to accrue as a result but also in that sweet, warm, fuzzy feeling that you typically get when you do something nice for someone else.
And this is a very natural, organic and a truly beautiful thing to enjoy. It is easy and it is something that helps us to feel good and something which helps others to feel good at the same time - a real win-win situation for all!
And at a more philosophical level, we can see that by sending love outwards towards others will also help us to attract a higher frequency of love into our own life. Some people refer to this as the law of attraction, others karma, some see this as pure science! But whatever you believe, most people will agree that the idea of being loving and kind to others is something is important.
And when you reflect on this for a while, it makes perfect sense. By connecting with something we love, we feel great. And when we feel great, we very naturally radiate this feeling outwards which helps, inspires and empowers those around us. They then go on to inspire others in the same way and the domino effect of this can be truly awesome!
And whilst this process may sound quite simple, please keep in mind that it is actually not that easy to find what lies within your heart. We often cover our heart space with many types of layers or protection, hurt, anger, sadness, grief and other little nasties that you may need to push through before reaching you own "ah-ha" moment. This is part of the reason why we often suggest that energy based healing and meditation can be very effective in helping us on this journey. And this is all part of the process of seeking what lies in your heart.
***Please feel free to skip through to the 5 minute mark where we start talking about the actual meditation practices***