Waking the heart

A friend of mine posted this quote on FB today (thx Heather). Even though it’s about the abstract heart more than the anatomical one, it resonated with me so I felt like sharing.

“The whole thing, the most difficult thing, is to wake the heart. Somehow one has to learn to be able to live in the heart, to judge from the heart, as ordinarily as we live in the mechanical mind and judge from that. It is shifting the center of attention in oneself. For the movements of the heart are so quick that only if one can learn to live there for some time, is it possible to catch them as they pass and obey them. This also means that we have to learn to feed the heart, taking emotional impressions directly there; just as we now take knowledge directly into the mind.”

-Rodney Collin, The Theory of Conscious Harmony



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