How Do I Live From the Heart?

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“How can I move from being in my head to coming from my heart?” ~ Tina, Glenside

What a fantastic question! And I’ve found that the answer to it has let me to discover the gateway to transformation, healing, and tremendous breakthroughs.

The best way I’ve found to move from my head into my heart is to use meditation. When we are “in our heads” it’s almost like our thoughts are thinking us, rather than us choosing which thoughts to think! We have an extraordinary amount of ideas, things to do, worries, and wonders all rolling around in our minds in a way that may overwhelm or distress us. Moving from head to heart gets us to the place of choosing which thoughts and ideas are beneficial to focus on and also choosing which thoughts to release and withdraw our attention from.

I’ve found that the most powerful way to use meditation is in small increments throughout the day. Personally I meditate for 3 minutes, 3 times a day. If you prefer to meditate for a longer amount of time, that’s great! But I would also encourage a couple of additional short meditations to reinforce the peace you find in the longer meditation.

A meditation practice can be as simple as putting on a timer for just a few minutes and using that time to focus exclusively on your breathing, or the flutter of a candle flame, or just counting your heartbeats. If you catch your attention wandering (which is totally normal, especially in the beginning!), just gently release that thought and return your attention to your meditation focus.

Doing this several times a day gives you practice in exercising the “spiritual muscle” so that at the end of one week you have tapped into the heart’s space of peace 21 times! The more frequently you tap into that heart space, the more quickly it will become your new normal- your access point of solution, peace, and empowerment.

Dina Proctor

Dina Proctor

Dina Proctor is a mind-body connection coach, engaging speaker and author of the bestselling book Madly Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell to Happy in Nine Minutes a Day. Dina has taken her journey from hitting an emotional rock bottom through struggling with addictions, food issues and depression, to having now found a consistent happiness (little known to most people) and turned it into a simple, practical method for others to change their own lives. Quite by accident she discovered what she calls "3x3 Meditation" (3 minutes, 3 times a day), which has been the catalyst for her own (and now her clients') transformation. From weight loss and banishing addictive cravings to reconstructing relationships, this easy and yet incredibly effective method has caught the attention and support of Jack Canfield and Bruce Lipton, PhD, among others, and the media. Dina's raw and real ability to share herself and her story so openly, along with the power of her 3x3's, has enabled countless others to begin on the path to wellness in their own lives.

For more information, please visit madlychasingpeace.com.

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