20 Oct The Heart Journey: Meditations for a Positive Mind
The Heart Journey: Meditations for a Positive Mind
Led by Sudhir Seyboth, Path of Love Leader
Imagine, that in all the worries and everyday chaos, you could find peace, stillness, and even answers to your questions.
At the very beginning of the pandemic lockdown we sent you a heart meditation from Sudhir. We got so much positive feedback…and close to 2000 plays…that we decided to develop a online course with a series of 4 heart meditations called, “The Heart Journey: Meditations for a Positive Mind“.
This series of 4 different Heart Meditations is designed to support you to build resilience in difficult times, to cope with fear and anxiety, and discover the stillness, peace and inner knowing that comes with the practice of meditation.
This self-paced course, which can be enjoyed at any time which is convenient for you, includes:
- Four guided meditations which you can listen to and enjoy whenever you have time.
- Atisha Heart Meditation for Transforming Fear
- Heart Meditation for Self-Love and Compassion
- Mindfulness Meditation for Living in the Present
- Gratitude Meditation for Self-Appreciation
- Five short videos, including one introductory video on meditation, and one video to support a greater understanding of each meditation.
- Questions to prepare for the meditations and a follow up meditation journal.
- A 90-minute webinar once per quarter. This is offered live with Path of Love Leader Sudhir Seyboth, and includes a guided meditation, sharing and/or inquiry, and an opportunity to ask questions about meditation.
Atisha Heart Meditation: A Meditation to Transform Fear into Love
This meditation was developed by Atisha, a Buddhist Tantric master from Tibet. It is the quintessence of all Tantric meditations, working with the heart principle, which transforms everything into love. This slow breathing technique is very calming for the nervous system, and relaxes and releases anxiety.
Osho said this about this meditation:“The moment you take all the sufferings of the world inside you, they are no longer sufferings. The heart immediately transforms the energy. The heart is a transforming force: drink in misery, and it is transformed into blissfulness… then pour it out. Once you have learned that your heart can do this magic, this miracle, you would like to do it again and again.” – Osho
Heart Meditation: A Meditation to Connect with the Qualities of the Heart
This meditation, number 16 from the 112 meditations in the ancient Indian scripts of the Vigyana Bhairava Tantra, is a meditation to connect with the qualities of the heart: self-compassion, compassion, empathy and trust.
This technique is recommended by Osho in the Book of Wisdom, where he says, “The heart is the lotus. Every sense is just the opening of the lotus, the petals of the lotus. Try to relate your senses to the heart first. Secondly, always think that every sense goes deep down into the heart and becomes absorbed in it. When these two things become established, only then will your senses begin to help you. They will lead you to the heart, and your heart will become a lotus.”
Mindfulness Meditation: A Meditation for Living in the Present Moment
This meditation helps us to experience awareness of our thoughts and feelings without getting carried away by them. It helps us to witness ourselves without labeling our thoughts and feelings as good or bad, right or wrong.
Mindfulness is a mental state where we respond with awareness about what is happening, instead of avoiding our feelings or simply reacting instinctively.
This allows us to experience situations from our essence, instead of from our personality or “learned” reactions. It is a way of experiencing life for what it truly is.
“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” – Pema Chödrön
Gratitude Meditation: A Meditation for Self-Appreciation and Living in Gratefulness
“This moment of gratitude is a moment of enlightenment, of mindfulness, of intelligence. It is a manifestation from the depths of your consciousness.” Thich Nhat Hanh
The practice of a gratitude meditation can lead to a greater sense of well-being, improved sleep quality and helps with post-traumatic stress.
Expressing and sharing our gratitude and appreciation for what life has given us is especially important in these times when humanity is facing immense challenges. This meditation practice will give you strength and resilience to cope with the problems you face.
“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ―
Sudhir began his spiritual studies in 1986 in India, at a yoga Ashram in Kerala. After his yoga teacher certification, he continued to travel and a year later met the Indian Mystic Osho. He stayed at the Osho Commune in Poone for 11 years. There he participated in the Osho counseling course and was invited to work in the commune as a seminar leader.
After years of practice and education in Meditation, Inner Child Therapy, Bioenergetics, Breath Therapy, Group Dynamics, NLP, Hellinger Family Constellation, Stress Management and many more holistic healing techniques, he began to travel around the world to lead courses at personal growth centers in Europe and the US.
In 1995 he was appointed to lead the Mystery School at the Osho Center for Transformation, which was at the time the world’s largest center for personal growth. In his role of faculty director, he was responsible for program design and training for a team of counselors and therapists.
Now 30 years later, Sudhir’s passion continues to be supporting people in their personal transformation, helping them to live their full potential.