Next to the existential questions around life, death and love, to know what’s true permeates the human experience. Is this real or fake, right or wrong, accurate or sketchy are discernment tools we might apply when checking or needing to know if something is true.
There’s a simpler and more precise way to know what’s true. Rather than defaulting to mental gymnastics, try dropping your awareness into the belly centre, the body seat of our instinctual energies. Once there close your eyes and breathe deeply into this area of the body. First of all this quick practice helps slow down thoughts that all too often feel like watching a hamster on a wheel in its cage. Next, to truly begin noticing and listening ask just one question – ‘How can I know what’s true for me right now’? Then wait —— now wait just a little more…
Every so gently and slowly, invite your awareness to come up into the area of the heart centre and ask the same question again. ‘How might I know what’s true for me right now”? If an answer pops into awareness too quickly, experience tells us it may be the lower conscious mind or personality bias distracting you from the truth. Waiting there and holding the question in the heart centre and higher mind intuition is the key to knowing what’s true.
Engaging the head, heart and body centre’s summons all aspects of the body’s knowing to bear on any question. Our mind is an amazing organizing and examining tool. Left alone it makes stuff up, ruminating and believing its stories of what’s true when it doesn’t have all the data.
Sitting with and sincerely looking into the heart centre, you know what’s true. In the heart space, we discern our clarity of purpose and intention supported by goodwill. The heart is ‘home,’ knowing only love, what’s actually best and true for you. The heart cannot and will not lie, it doesn’t know how.
Go ahead, don’t take my word for it, try this with anything you want an answer for or perhaps something difficult you need to share with someone. Experiencing feeling something fully in your whole body is the ultimate ‘I know, I know’. It’s the heart’s way of welcoming you home to truth. What is essential in my life and is invisible to my eyes becomes real… the truth of what is real.