the heart dwells in unattended dark

Because the heart dwells in unattended dark, we often forget its sublime sensitivity to everything that is happening to us. Without our ever noticing, the heart absorbs the joy of things and also their pain and care. Within us, therefore, a burdening can accrue. For this reason, it is wise now and again to tune in to your heart and listen for what it carries. Sometimes the simplest things effect unexpected transformation. The old people here used to say that a burden shared is a burdened halved. Similarly, when you allow your heart to speak, the burdens it carries diminish, a new lightness enters your body and relief floods the heart.

John O’Donohue

Holger Hubbs

By Holger Hubbs

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1 comment

  1. An injured or conditioned heart can only “speak” in injured or conditioned concepts. Go beyond concepts to the experience of pure awareness, which is as far beyond the heart as infinity is beyond anything finite.

    Pretty words will never be a substitute for the genuine experience of discovering who we really are.

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