In the end, it is the heart of a person that matters the most. Intellect can only get us so far. A brilliant mind can wrestle with complex concepts, but without engaging the heart, there is a void.
What are we without our feeling selves? We would be cousins then to the machines we surround ourselves with these days. I hope we never lose our need for connection in intimate, human ways, for if we do, what reason will we have for being incarnate?
We rise to our magnificent best when we have compassion for another. When we reach out to comfort those who are suffering or sit at the bedside of one who is making their transition out of this realm, we are living the purpose our Creator intended for us.
Just for today, look for a way to bring your heart into your world. A tender touch when needed, a smile at a stranger, perhaps. Listen to the words you hear from your friend today, but hear them not just with your ears. Do not formulate in your mind your response while the other person is speaking. Be present in the moment with them.
That song was right: what the world needs now is love sweet love. No, not just for some, but for everyone. If we live more from our heart space, and get out of our heads, we can give the world more of what it needs.
Go now, and turn on your heart-light for all the world to see.
How we spend our days, of course, is how we spend our lives. ~ Annie Dillard
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