Antisocial behavior is categorized as not wanting to be around others, but it can feel like more than that. Maybe you feel like you don’t derive satisfaction from interacting with others or forming relationships with people. Maybe you feel like people don’t understand the real you, which makes it almost futile to create lasting connections. You may even feel like you care about people and relationships so much that becoming involved ends up being more of a burden than anything else.
If this describes how you’ve been feeling lately, it could be the result of a deeper, more spiritual problem.
The heart chakra is the fourth chakra, and it’s located directly in the center of the chakra system. It exists between the breasts in the middle of the chest, which represents expressions of compassion, love, and how we relate to ourselves and others. A block heart chakra absolutely results in antisocial-like behaviors that can start to tear a person away from their relationships.
The literal translation for heart chakra from the traditional Sanskrit is Anahata, which means unstruck. It’s easy to deduce that by balancing your heart chakra, you will feel more free and allow yourself to open up to others. In sense, you will become “unstruck” in your social life.
The most important characteristics of the heart chakra include:
- Compassion or empathy
- Compassionate discrimination
- Harmony and peace
- Ability to both be loved and love others
- Ability to forgive and accept others
- Creating connections and relationships
- Awareness and insights
Essentially, the heart chakra is our pathway to creating lasting, emotional, and deep connections with the people around us. It actually blends the functions of all the other chakras together, and therefore is arguable the most important.
When the heart chakra is balanced, it balances all the others as well, which means a healthy, happy life. When the heart chakra is blocked, you need to be able to identify the issue so that you can bring your world back in balance.
The symptoms of a blocked heart chakra can include:
- Codependency or relying on the approval of others
- Holding grudges and not having the ability to forgive
- Developing a victim mentality
- Breathing problems
- Heart conditions
- Lacking empathy
- Being overly critical
It’s important to note that these symptoms don’t always occur when your heart chakra is blocked, and you may experience more than what’s listed above. It’s also important to note that there are two clear extremes: you’ll either feel complete isolation from other people, or you’ll become so dependent on others you’ll lose yourself while seeking their approval.
Try getting rid of as much stress in your life as possible in order to clear your heart chakra, as well as attempting to heal from emotional pain. Holding on to emotional pain from the past is one of the most common ways to block your heart chakra and stumble down a dangerous path. Learn to let go in order to open up.