“Heart-Based Living refers to all intentions and actions that express qualities of the heart in daily life,” Doc writes on the Heart-Based Living website. “These heart qualities can include things like appreciating or caring for others, expressing kindness to those around you, and giving back by volunteering to work with others to relieve suffering in humans or animals and to help the planet.”
Many of us would like to express heart qualities more often in our day-to-day lives. Learning to connect with and live from the heart during the busy-ness of life takes practice, but it is a practice that gives back to us tremendously as we do it.
Doc discusses how practicing Heart-Based Living will increase your capacity, even in chaotic times, to manage your emotional energy and greatly reduce your stress deficit. One of the most important and empowering aspects of practicing Heart-Based Living is learning to discern your heart intuition from your mind’s ambitions and to follow your heart. The energy saved by following your heart’s discernment reduces your personal stress and enhances your creative problem-solving capabilities.
Institute of HeartMath researches and teaches people how to live life from the heart and to use the qualities of the heart – gratitude, compassion, love and caring, among others – to improve mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.
Heart-based living empowers co-creation with others for the benefit of all. In the planetary shift going on, more people living from the heart can create rapid, positive global change.