Chakra 4: Anahata ~ Love • Peace • The Pure Sound of Creation • The Right to Love • Air
The 4th chakra is the core of our entire energy system, the fulcrum between the material world and the spiritual world. Its element is air; its principle is balance. In order to live, we need to breathe. When we take the time to pay attention to our breath, we invite our bodies to relax and our spirits to gently be known.
The heart is where we discover our emotional nature in relation to ourselves alone. (It is here where we also realize that Self, really is the whole world. As I inhale and exhale, I exchange the air with everything that inhales and exhales—you, animals, plants, etc.) In the big picture, nature is always balancing itself Bringing it back down to ourselves (knowing that we are connected), we must at some point ask ourselves, “How do I achieve balance in my life?”
The heart takes the passion of the first three chakras and moves it to a place of compassion. It takes raw energy and refines it, softens it, gives it an anchor.
Quotes involving the 4th Chakra:
“Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdepedence of all things.” -Thomas Merton
“yum, yum, yum, yum . . . ” Anahata Chakra Mantra
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
“I know the way you can get when you have not had a drink of love. Your face hardens. Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned about a strange look that appears in your eyes… Even angels fear that brand of madness that arrays itself against the world.” —Hafiz
“THE INSIDE OF THE TUNE (THE BRIDGE) IS THE PART THAT MAKES THE OUTSIDE SOUND GOOD.” – Thelonious Monk
“THEY TRIED TO GET ME TO HATE WHITE PEOPLE, BUT SOMEONE WOULD ALWAYS COME ALONG & SPOIL IT.” – Thelonious Monk
“There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out, but I’m too tough for him.” ― Charles Bukowski
“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.” ~ Thomas Merton
“She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir