In my view, there are two general schools of meditation. One is what I call the “be present” school, stressing the calmness and calmness of our busy thoughts. The second is about experiencing our relation to all things, or what I call “heart wisdom.” My personal aha moment came when I knew that they were interrelated. Through shutting your heart, you will become more conscious, and by being present, your heart can unlock.
When you enjoy a comfortable, tension-free body, a brain in a hammock, and a deep, easy breath, you find that your heart is more luminous. Use your lungs to inflate this region. It’s going to sound like the campfire’s embers are gone from the vivid orange charcoal to the blazing fire.