To most of us this simple word means much more than just the muscle that keeps us alive. It defines our ability to feel, to love, to care, to suffer deeply, to evolve, to fight on… it is the source of all our power, our greatest strength and our greatest weakness.

To me the word implies all that is good and bad and wonderful and frightening in a human being. It’s the essence of who we are, the inexorable truth of the human condition. Found in the center of what we call one’s soul, the heart is the passion we are capable of mustering, is the strength that we are capable of summoning, the ability to love…

Heart is where your true self lives. Heart is what you put into this world without expecting anything in return. Heart is what makes you unique, what makes you capable of all the greatness that you once thought was reserved for others.

We have these strange words used to define ourselves and those around us: smart, funny, beautiful, good, bad…

We define things by using numbers. IQ, EQ, this or that amount of money. Followers, subscribers, fans, comments, likes…

We can measure everything in this world. We can analyze it, intellectualize it, describe it…

But you can’t measure heart.

No, you just can’t.

You can’t measure one man’s dream.

You can’t see it in their eyes, as they’re crying, how badly they want something.

How many sleepless nights they spent trying to make their dreams come true.

Most people are lukewarm. Neither hot, neither cold. They just don’t know what they want, what makes them feel alive. Their hearts are slowly being replaced by fear, by self-imposed limits, by regrets… Other people tell them who they should be, and this becomes their reality. They slowly die. They become the walking dead…

They become “realistic.”

They’re no longer hungry, they no longer endure pain and suffering, they no longer possess the desire to do whatever it takes to get what they want.

The listen to those voices that keep telling them that they’re not good enough.

Yes, the voices are right. You are not good enough. You not even good. Never were.

You are great.

You are phenomenal.

You were born to achieve greatly.

That heart is beating inside your chest, pumping blood through your blood…that is not there to keep you alive.

You weren’t born to die.

You were born to become immortal.

To change the little bit of universe around you.

To inspire others.

To prove to yourself that you can become better each day.




8 thoughts on “heart

  1. “You were born to become immortal”

    The Human condition is we are born into this world toothless, dependant and vulnerable, having to wear diapers.

    At the other end, we leave this world toothless, dependant and vulnerable, having to wear diapers.

    It is our choices in-between that full circle that determines if our flesh just rots, turning into dust, ceasing to exist for all Eternity, or if what we did in this World qualifies and leads our Spirit to Immortality.

    Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
    But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
    For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
    Matthew 6:19-21

    To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
    He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.
    Revelation 3:21-22

    Believe? Heart?

  2. I agree entirely… when we get hurt we trap negative emotions in the body’s energy field. Unless we resolve the trauma or sadness at the time of the difficult event, they remain stuck in our energy.

    These energetic blocks can be used as building materials to build a wall around our heart to protect us from future heartache and disappointments. Dr Bradley Nelson, author of The Emotion Code believes that 93% of people build a Heart Wall at some point in their lives… some can build more than one.

    The problem is that the Heart Wall protects us but it also isolates us. It stops us from feeling fully, from connecting openly and deeply with others, from giving and receiving love. By using The Emotion Code, you can identify these trapped emotions and clear them one by one, eventually removing the Heart Wall completely.Then people feel lighter, happier and more able to give and receive love. They feel less fear and more alive. They feel free.

  3. According to the US National Library of Medicine, hearts can beat in unison for groups of people listening to poetry, “recitation of hexameter verse exerts a strong influence on RSA by a prominent low-frequency component in the breathing pattern, generating a strong cardiorespiratory synchronization.” So if our hearts can beat together in hearing words, imagine what can happen if we all believe in ourselves and each other.

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