My name is Ryan Heart...
One of my greatest enjoyments comes from providing the time, space, love, and attention people need to blossom into the joy of being alive. I do this by using an innate skill that we all have: Listening. This is the heart of my practice. It's something I've done since I was born and I have been refining this capacity ever since.
People have said to me, "You're such a good listener!" so many times that I decided to start offering my listening more widely through this service I call "Heart Healing." At first, I was skeptical. "How can simply listening to people make a difference?" I thought. I moved forward anyway and I was surprised beyond my wildest dreams.
When I started creating space for people to receive deep listening the response was profound. I heard things like, "You changed my life!" and "I have been carrying that around for 10 years... and now it's gone." How could this be?
I have realized that there is a deep craving for good listeners in our "Go, go, go!" culture. Listening has apparently become a luxury that there isn't enough time for. However, the receptivity and sacred space of listening is indispensable for our growth and health. It allows us to integrate our experiences, to be seen and appreciated, to relax, to let go, to heal, to love and be loved.
Love is key to my listening practice. To me, love is the unconditional acceptance of what is. In the healing space of love, everything is invited – no exceptions. I have found that when I am capable of feeling held in a space of non-judgement and deep acceptance, then I can allow my true and authentic self to come to the surface to be shared and seen. This is when healing happens. This is when I am able to move toward greater wholeness and self-acceptance. This is the kind of space I strive to create for others.
When people are seen and heard in the presence of deep acceptance and listening it creates space for loving change. It's this kind of change that will bring about greater peace, joy, and kindness in our individual lives and in the greater global community.