Anahata Chakra and me

Sometimes, I guess, you perhaps understand things in your soul, but cannot intellectually wrap your head around it. Or too afraid to let yourself understand it. Anahata Chakra for me is like that.

Anahata in sanskrit means: unhurt, unstruck, unbeaten.

From class, we learned this chakra is about the heart. In sharing and benefiting others in our actions, without being affected by its consequences. Honestly, I get it. I get what it means from my soul. You do it, because you want to do it. Not for something in return. You do it, because you HAVE to do it. For yourself in the deepest sense, and for others. You become courageous to do it. And not let the post-anything matter.

It’s like the President Roosevelt’s quote:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

I’ve just not experienced it. I get heartbroken so well. I would do things for the good, but when the consequences do not meet the expectation, I would break down. Let it affect me.

But I get it. My deepest soul, self-love and love towards humanity understand what the anahata chakra means. It is only like a question that I would be living with in my heart. If I would be able to do that. If my love for the people or something greater and beautiful could exceed my petty self-interest. A question that I would be loving and living through with time.

Y. H.