Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. - Rumi

Sunday, February 23, 2014

the human heart, the heartbeat, life

Heart yantra
watercolor on watercolor paper

It all begins with a heartbeat…..
Today in yoga the instructor began class with the knowledge that at five weeks gestation a heart beat is audible, not the brain, but the beat of the heart.
It reminded me of the first time I heard the thump, thump, thump of my son’s heartbeat at about 5 – 6 weeks.  It sounded like a miracle.
The heartbeat is a miracle, but it is the heart that feels and the brain that responds.
Our feeling comes before our ability to think.
It is the heart chakra that must remain open for us to thrive and live and prosper.
And many of our hearts take such a beating on the path of life, broken promises, miss spoke words, actions and re-actions, situations that it takes time to heal from. 
The heart itself is a strong muscle, as big as our fist. 
How do we keep our heart open when life throws curve balls, hard balls, tidal waves and storms our way??????
Then comes the question what do you love? Do you do what you love? If the answer is yes then get your mitt on and catch those balls, get on a surfboard and ride it out, put on the best rain gear you’ve got.
Our heart is the most precious part of us, it begins at 5 weeks of conception to beat for us…. What makes your heart beat?

What makes your heart stay open?
Life is a precious gift.