I am participating in another Deepak & Oprah Meditation Experience. This meditation experience is about finding deeper connections and understanding with people and oneself. Please follow along on my journey to healthier and happier life.
Making Heart-to-Heart Connection
Write down all the things that “bringing in the light” means to you. Take your time and be as thorough as you can. For example, it could mean showing loving kindness, giving to others, being of service, offering appreciation and approval, healing old hurts, being a good friend, showing warmth, etc.
For me “bringing in the light” means being closely connected to family and friend, spending quality time with the people I love and care about, giving to others, healing old hurts, showing love and warmth to others.
Bring to mind one of your most cherished relationships, and describe your favorite way that person shares their light with you. For example, it could be the way your spouse looks past your shortcomings to love you unconditionally, or when your child shares their pure, wide-eyed view of the world with you.
One very cherished relationship I have is with my daughter. She is only 9 months old but I already know that we have a deep connection with each other. She will wrap her tiny arms around my neck when I hold her and squeeze like she is hugging me but she won’t let go. She just wants to sit there and hold me while I hold her. In lose moments I can feel that she loves me and I try to pass that same feeling back to her.
Now, keeping in mind the way in which that cherished person shares their light with you, think about one relationship in which you experience conflict, discord, or lack of connection. How can you share your light with that person in a similar way? For example, you could try to look past their faults to focus on and draw out their admirable qualities, just as your spouse does with you. Or this could be something as simple as identifying and focusing your energy on one positive aspect of a challenging or negative situation in that relationship.
For a long time there was a big disconnection between myself and my husband. Things in the past 2 years have changed greatly and we are on a better path. One way I could share my light with Nick is to let go of the past hurts and move forward with him. I’ve started to do this and have noticed a big change in our relationship.