Monday, February 17th, 2014

HEART SMARTS

So did you make it through Valentines’s Day without any sense of disappointment, obligation, rejection, or feeling false and foolish?
And are you over 12 years old?
If you did, mark it in your calendar.
It doesn’t often happen that people have a Happy Valentine’s Day.
It is such an overwrought day.

I am happy to announce that my husband and I did not celebrate Valentine’s Day at all.  With our grandchildren, we did, but not the two of us.  We did nice little things for one another during the day and that was it.  No cards.  No flowers.  Just a little extra lovingness.   Free at last!

I’m kind of tired of the heart focus of our culture in general.
We are on a pendulum swing from “head, logic and brain” focus being dominant into the sloppy, self-indulgent expression of all emotions.
Actually we’ve been schizophrenic along the head- heart continuum for a while.

So let’s hear it for the intelligence of the heart that resolves this conflict of head and heart.  It is the study and focus of the wisdom of the heart that gives us a true steady place to act from.  It is both biological and spiritual.  It’s goal is not happiness per se.

Here are some Valentines for you on the intelligence of the heart:

The HeartMath Solution by Doc Childre & Howard Martin
The Heart’s Code by Paul Pearsall
The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav
The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace Pert

Here’s to smart hearts

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