“The Importance of the Hara”
I believe if a person could spend his whole waking time being aware of his hara – as is taught in some Eastern religions – his life would be so different. He’d always have his own identity. No-one could push him off course. Nothing would really affect him, and all his negativities would be superficial.
And how his creativity would be enhanced! For regular creativity, with a small c, comes from the brain. But real Creativity, with a capital C, the creativity that most raises the Life Energy, comes from the hara.
I believe that for the woman, the hara is the womb. For men and women, the hara within us is as if it were the mother’s womb. We’re constantly in touch with this deep, deep aspect of the mother whenever we are in touch with our own hara. That’s why it’s so important for our sense of identity, because our basic identity is that we are of our mother. We are as her soul.
[Adapted from a seminar]