The Meaningful Trails (29)

Written by Gede Prama

Finding the seventh senses, is the dream of many seekers. Whilst the sixth sense known for its intuition has often been discussed by many, the seventh sense relatively never been talked about. Particularly since here and there, life is getting even more difficult and complicated. The growth of science and technology becomes more advance nowadays, as well as the complexity. The presence of social media as an example, it brings a blessing in one hand. Yet also brings a lot of calamities on the other hand. As a companion that might prepares many friends to keep a good soul balance, the book “Heart Sense: Unlocking Your Highest Purpose And Deepest Desire” written by Paula M. Reeves, Ph.D is worth pondering again. After meeting thousand of friends whom suffering from this and that, becoming restless and anxious of so many things in meditation sessions, there was seen the importance of Reeves’ statement that says: “To ignore your heart-centered input would be a major lost”. In this era, anyone who ignores their inner voices, could experience a great loss. The forms may vary, might be in the form of losing a loved one, losing health, or even losing peace.

Before this spiritual calamities come for a visit, quickly train yourself to develop the seventh sense (read: heart intelligence). As a material of contemplation, there is a quote on page 3 of this book about the results of this study as follow: “The human body contains electromagnetic energy, and electromagnetic energy of the heart is 5,000 times greater than that of the brain”. It gives an input that the life of those growing in the soul garden, which named as the beautiful heart, will be blessed with abundance of energy. Not only it will create less pain. But will also be sharing more light for the people around. Many people frequently asked about where the exact location of the spiritual heart is? The book is answering this question in a clear and straightforward manner on page 125: “Heart live in spiritual realms where ego knows nothing”. The heart begins to blossom beautifully in the life of a person whose ego and selfishness begin to wither. Therefore, our friends in the spiritual family of Compassion who often join in serving the community with sincerity, without asking anything in return, not only the quality of their health and their families improves, the light of their souls are also getting much better. Most of them know nothing about the heart intelligence. Being devoted to the Guru is the only thing they know (Guru devotion).

Thus, it is easy to understand the message on page 117 of this book: “Home is where heart is”. The soul will feel safe, comfortable, and peaceful when one is growing away from ego and selfishness. There are several characteristics of a person whom has beautifully grown in the area of the heart. From having a flexible and open mind, respecting differences, seeing the bigger picture, feeling the suffering of others, to finding happiness by alleviating the burden of suffering of other beings. Whatever it is, the journey towards that direction cannot be accomplished only by logic and words. Implementations and actions in the daily life will somehow be much more helpful in this regards. Like peeling the layers of onions, the daily act of service and attitude – including when dealing with scolding and insults, which might even lead to the act of ejection and assassination – makes people discover the face of life that is getting whiter from day to day. Once nothing else is left to peel, the only thing that remains, is: “An endless stream of tears”.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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