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It is not merely romantic nonsense to say that the heart is the seat of your love and compassion. It is a fact. We open our heart to those that are closest to us both in a physical way (by demonstration of affection and generous action) and in a subtle way though the feeling of tenderness and overwhelming concern we have for them.
We say someone is closed hearted when they seem uncaring and selfish, and we call them open hearted when they give to all without a question. These are real examples of power of the heart to help or hinder our enjoyment of life.
A weak heart chakra can show up in may different ways, for example through mean spirited actions, or though deep insecurities which drive us to be selfish through fear. We can find evidence of a weak heart centre in those who are overly neurotic or frail, or in those who question everyone`s motives. Even overly ascetic people can be victims of this problem.
In contrast the lion hearted people fear nothing, are adventurous and derive more pleasure from giving than from receiving. They are unstinting in their praise of others and are the first to generously lend a hand when it is needed. They are also less likely to suffer significantly from general illness and disease, since they find it easier to resist the emotional uncertainty that can arise from the onset of an illness. You could say that they are simply hardier and more resistant to the kind of everyday ailments that put many of us in bed.
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