“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion”. HH Dali Lama

I am finding that chakra theory has a broad base of use by modern philosophers, medical practitioners (both western and complimentary based) , behavioral health experts as well as the yoga community. There are so many resources to tap into. In the past when I have studied other topics, I have found confusion among the resources available. But with this topic, I find an unusual consistency of thought across the disciplines. How refreshing!
Even so, as my study finds itself at the fourth chakra, the surface simplicity of this energy center hides deeper and complex challenges. A compassionate heart can be immobilizing if not balanced. I clearly remember seeing TV footage of starving Biafran children when I was 12 years old. I became physically immobilized with sadness. Since then, horrors as great or greater are common visual assaults from the media. Helpful or harmful? Stirring compassion or causing fear, anger and outrage? What do you do with is knowledge?
I have more questions than answers here. More challenges than I care to admit. Clearly, in working with your chakras there is no linear progression to the top. More so, it is an awareness of the issues from each center that we feel we need to work on in order to balance of life. I hope you are enjoying your journey as much as I am enjoying mine.

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