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The Wisdom of the Heart

The Mind wants to know, it wishes to possess, to take for itself. The Mind sees people, objects, and events as separate things that are to be taken. It acts the same way towards knowledge. The Mind believes that by possessing knowledge it can become wiser and more powerful.

When our minds take hold of something, this “thing” starts to crystalize. It stops to flow and gradually becomes dead in itself. Knowledge can often become information in a frozen state. Because of it, as soon as we “have it” it starts to lose its importance, value, and meaning. Information ceases to be in-formation. The Heart, by the contrary, has no such need. The Heart wishes not to hold on to something and kill it by doing so. The Heart allows itself to flow in the experience of the moment and relates to the information offered by a given event or process with the awareness that it will change in the following moment thus becoming something entirely different. Because the Heart is aware that life is in constant motion, the acceptance of what is flowing alongside with the unfolding of experience, not having to hold on to a “truth” crystallized into a concept, a fact, or a dogma. The Heart feels that we are not separate from anything else and respects that Truth emerges as a subjective experience for each one of us. A Truth that is constantly changing as it interacts with the world. We can accumulate knowledge but we need to remind ourselves to keep on flowing so that we too stay in-formation. Otherwise, we become filled with dead data and detached from the infinite possibility field that Life is. The Heart, by the contrary, has no such need. The Heart wishes not to hold on to something and kill it by doing so. The Heart allows itself to flow in the experience of the moment and relates to the information offered by a given event or process with the awareness that it will change in the following moment thus becoming something entirely different. Because the Heart is aware that life is in constant motion, the acceptance of what is flowing alongside with the unfolding of experience, not having to hold on to a “truth” crystallized into a concept, a fact, or a dogma. Picture by our dear friend Isabel Maß

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