For me "clean your heart" means: open your heart.
If your heart is misguided, dusty, & shutdown -- air it out!
If your heart is broken, wounded, & uptight -- sort it out!
If your heart is dark, resigned, & vengeful -- clear it out!
Allow light to pass through. Make space for others.
See yourself in your heart. See all of life in your heart.
More & more I feel my heart opening up to natural ways -- to kind ways. For me, if there is any revolution happening now, it is the revolution of the heart. Connecting us back to nature, back to ourselves, back to our roots, back to our heart. Our heart isn't whole unless it's one with what is. Unless it is one with all of life. How can a heart be against life, when it is life itself?
Check yourself. Make sure your heart isn't confused. It's this confusion alone that leads to suffering. To truly rid ourselves of suffering, we need to find its roots. The root in my opinion, is the idea that we are separate, separate from one another -- not whole, not one with life.
Don't be afraid to sit with your heart. To truly sit, one on one. To sit in silence, without the noise of everyday life. This "everyday noise" is a distraction that one builds around them, intentionally or unintentionally. They base their life on this noise & feel that they thrive on it. They do this so that they can avoid face to face moments with their heart. They don't want to be with: just their breath; just their heartbeat; just their mind; just their humility. This is painful for most. They can't endure it for more than a few minutes. They do all they can to avoid it.
So I say, let's face it! Let's take a moment -- as we can, when we can -- & meet our hearts. When we are truly able to meet our hearts with a full embrace -- we are then able to meet the world with a full embrace.
Try it. Don't be afraid of it. Don't be afraid of life. Being afraid of life, is being afraid of your own heart! The closer you get to life, the closer you get to love. Allow this intimacy with the world to crack your heart wide open. Allow it to set you free.
Aimee Cavenecia (also known as AimeeLovesYou) is an author & activist who is currently igniting a Bliss & Self-Mastery revolution through her weekly blog Sunday Is For Lovers. Aimee's life-work is to share her insights on Seeing, Loving & Being (SLB), as well teaching meditation to people globally via the internet.