Thursday, January 13, 2011

Have a heart

Inspired by the SOM reading for today.

“It is better…to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” Gandhi.

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Judeo/Christian Bible

Mostly we act from our heads, rather than our hearts. If we have a real “heart-to-heart” conversation with someone, not an ego dump we call heart-to-heart, it’s God talking to God. Thinking from the heart space, we’re able to see spirit in everyone and everything. It’s the experience of not doubting or questioning or CYAing, it’s the experience of knowing and of being the answer, not the question.

From the heart space comes intuition and compassion, wholeness and love, truth and wisdom. This is what comes from a whole and hungry heart, not an angry, shriveled and broken heart. Having a heart is not the same as owning a heart.

Our heads dominate and overrule our hearts, doubting, questioning and shriveling them, cutting us off from love and intuition. The head has a place, but that place is as a partner to the heart, rather than its ruler. The pure in heart see God – everywhere, in everyone and everything. Solomon asked for an understanding heart and was also given success in every aspect of his life.

I want to own my heart space so well, that more and more, I see spirit everywhere, in everyone and everything. I want that to be the rule, not the exception, the habit, not the wish.

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