We are living in a world of rapid change, multiple crises and existential dread, often colored by a depressing sense of loss. How do we ride the waves of change and build something new, something more enduring – a deepening sense of meaning that expresses itself in our life in this world? How do we act in a crisis-driven, changing world?
Meditation and contemplation open us to ultimate meaning of life – Oneness – the awareness that we are all connected beyond fear, crises and death, that there is no separation between us and All That Is. But effective meditation needs to also root us in life, embrace the complexity and diversity of our humanity in body, mind, heart and being, and provide ground for meeting crises actively. Oneness expressed in human experience is unity, grounded in our connection with all, while also honoring our uniqueness and life’s diversity. Meditation oriented towards unity is what is needed in our world plagued by divisiveness, separation, injustice and dread.
- Heart Intention is such a practice, oriented towards unity of life and unity consciousness.
- Heart Intention is about embodying presence, finding freedom in the movement of thought, surrendering to one’s own sense of the divine in the heart, and developing witnessing consciousness.
- Heart Intention provides anchors of presence for everyday life and service.
- Heart Intention is practiced during daily activity, but is also grounded by periods of silent sitting.
- Heart Intention is embodied, responsive and flexible.
- Heart Intention, as it comes alive in you, can be personalized according to your unique life situation, and to your own sense of ultimate reality, divinity, higher power, or God.
- As Heart Intention flows out of the Western (Judeo-Christian) meditative tradition, translated for the spiritual-but-less-religious world so many now live in.
Heart Intention is shared in the language of direct experience and consciousness. Some folks may choose to go on to “download” its religious dimensions and practice it as a way of life, rooted in a tradition and its scripture, community, and rituals. In this way, Heart Intention’s relationship with Christian Contemplative Prayer is similar to mindfulness or yoga, which come out of and express the essence of Eastern religious traditions (Buddhism or Hinduism), and can be practiced with or without those religious containers.
Heart Intention awakens us to unity, begins healing the separation wound at the core of the human condition, and helps us act in this world in, and for, unity.
Join us in experiencing and practicing Heart Intention.