A Connected Heart

There’s a oneness with life that comes from a deep place in the heart, but it’s not something that any human activity can make happen, it’s a connection to the heart that comes from the Universe.

In my experience the love of my heart cannot expand on its own, it needs assistance from the Universe. Deepening a connection with the Universe deepens the love in our heart and this is what connects us to each other. If this connection to each other were to happen, there would be no more greed, hate, or war and we will fall over each other in love; it’s in this love for each other that the beauty of life is truly experienced. A summer sunset, a cool autumn breeze, the smell of the ocean, loving oneself and others, a connection to all humanity, these are experiences from the depth of one’s heart.

I don’t profess to know what love is, but I do understand how a connection to the Universe deepens my love. When I experience this, it leaves me speechless and because of love I have been speechless many times in my life. I’m using the word love to describe this, but to feel this connection, words don’t truly explain it. To watch in awe as I’m speaking to someone and as I explain what I went through, I see a sparkle of oneness in their eyes; to me this is our hearts connecting. There’s a oneness with life that comes from the heart and it’s not something that any human activity can make happen. Although it’s instilled in every individual because the heart is at the core of our human manifestation, one’s conditioning blocks the awareness of this. The connection to the heart is what was awakened in me and it’s what connects us all, even if there isn’t awareness of it. It’s everyone’s birth right to experience love, but it will only occur when the mind is settled enough to see the love in one’s own heart.

Michael Cupo
I grew up in Newark, New Jersey, one of six children. I have been married for 25 years. I own a home, and I have two children. I have been at the same job for 28 years. I am the happiest I have ever been and it is all because of the Love that has always been in my life. I attribute all that has happened to me to that Love. None of what has transpired in the last five years of my life has anything to do with any accomplishments on my part. There was always a lot of love in our home as I grew up, but for reasons unknown to me at the time I was always in trouble. I was at the top of my brother-in-law’s “Who My Sister Shouldn’t Marry” list. I drank alcoholically, gambled, abused drugs and painkillers. I bounced from relationship to relationship. Even after I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs in 1987, my so-called outer troubles stopped, but my self-centered behavior never changed. All I did was substitute one compulsion for another. Although my addiction became more respectable—taking the form of material possessions—I was still trapped, migrating restlessly from one obsession to another. I went to Twelve Step meetings, derived some benefit from them, and then fell away. My loved ones got me into de-tox and rehab programs. But once I was released, the cycle of insatiable craving started all over again. This cycle seemed to work for me . . . until it didn’t. And then my life changed — not instantly or magically, but profoundly. I share this change in It’s Monday Only in Your Mind: You Are Not Your Thoughts. I discovered that I wasn’t dependent upon a substance or activity, but ruled by my ego. My need to reach outside myself for fulfillment was created by a false perception of deficiency. If this sense of lack didn’t exist in me, there wouldn’t have been a need to reach and grasp. My credentials for writing this book are simply that I live this change each day. My view of life is so different from the way it used to be. Through the practice outlined in my book, I have learned to quiet my mind enough to allow my heart to open. The quieter my mind becomes, the more Love becomes the default setting of my life. This is truly a modern-day miracle, a miracle that can happen to anyone who has the urge to change. www.mondayinyourmind.com
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