The fathoming of the human heart and the spiritual qualities it contains is the work of all life, art, spirituality. It is possible to know the heart without the veils of our fears, preoccupations, desires, and strategies. The purification of the heart is a comprehensive education that has physical, intellectual, psychological, and moral dimensions. In its purified state, the human heart is the hologram of the seen and unseen worlds; it is the part that reflects the whole. The heart is the point at which the individual human being is closest to the Divine. The heart is the center of our motivation and our knowing, possessing a depth and strength of will that the personality lacks. The realization and purification of the heart both opens a doorway to the Infinite, and also results in a restructuring of neural pathways, a refinement and reorganization of our entire nervous system, which allows the fullest expression of our human possibilities……Kabir Helminski
falling, falling, dissolving, feeling all sadnesses and ecstasies in equal measure….this equanimity is profound in its real perception of reality, head on, with complete tenderness and conflicted insights…..a dissolution of body and mind into heart…..so beauteous….
In the courtesy of beholding, and with a certain kind of respectful distance, we can come to know that everything and everyone has a vast solitude within. Quite often we do not want to feel this essential aloneness. It is fearful. we want to touch and be touched. We want to be loved. To truly touch another we must relate from that inner place that never insists or resists, but only is. First we must bear that mystery ourselves. We must let it open us, the way a great field invites us when the gate stands ajar and we step out on ground whose furthest dimensions are and remain always unknown. Those are perhaps the moments when the gates to our inner solitudes stand ajar and something glancing passes through. Soul to soul, we are met and are touched…..Gunilla Norris
Aliveness is energy. It’s the juice, the vitality, and the passion that wakes up our cells every morning. It’s what makes us want to dance. It’s the energy that moves a relationship from the status quo to something grander and much more expansive, something that makes our hearts beat faster, our minds and our eyes open wider than ever before. Everything is of interest to a person who is truly alive, whether it’s a challenge, a loving moment, a bucket of grief, or a glimpse of beauty……Daphne Rose Kingma