"To Keep Our Hearts Open, First We Must Find Our Hearts..."
When most people talk about having an open heart, they think it's a particular type of feeling, a type of bliss perhaps…
...but according to worldwide icon and bestselling Western chant artist Krishna Das, this is a bit of a misconception.
In the above video, you’ll learn what Krishna Das means as he explains the true meaning of having an open heart — and how you can use the practice of devotional chanting to access a state of openhearted awareness in any situation.
Watch for these highlights:
- (0:01) — Why most people’s idea of openheartedness is misguided
- (0:42) — To keep our hearts open, first we must find our hearts — and that is what chanting is meant to do
- (0:47) — Chanting is finding the presence within us that is open, aware, at peace, kind, compassionate, and unafraid
- (1:20) — Chanting gives us the strength to let go of what keeps us closed down — and ultimately helps us find our own true happiness
A Chant Demonstration from Krishna Das: “The Gates of Sweet Nectar”
In the next video, Krisna Das shares a beautiful traditional Zen Buddhist chant called the “Gates of Sweet Nectar.” This chant sung by KD (also known as yoga’s rock star) is an invocation to the love that lives within your own heart — and the hearts of all beings.
I invite you to close your eyes and listen to this powerful chant, and notice what awakens inside you.
Learn to Enter Into Your Own Heart Through Devotional Chanting
Devotional chanting, which is practiced in a wide range of wisdom traditions, has been used for centuries as a way to train people to stay present in the here and now.
Chanting can help you exercise your letting-go muscle — and develop the fortitude to release negative thoughts and emotions and the stories you believe about yourself... or anything else that takes you away from the present as each moment comes and goes.
We hope these few minutes with Krishna Das have helped you remember your true essence and access the love in your heart that IS you.
If you love these videos and want to learn more, Krishna Das invites you to explore this powerful practice and enter into your heart through your own devotional chanting practice.
You can accept Krishna Das’ invitation by registering for his free event Enter Into the Heart Through Chanting Practice With Krishna Das below.