The mystery we call “the heart”
In my previous post, I stated that although I have been fascinated with the human mind as long as I remember myself, my greatest professional and personal discovery was not about the mind. It was about the heart.
What is this mystery we call “the heart”? Is this just a physical organ that pumps blood in the body? Or the dwelling of joys and pains? Or the ability to love and hate?
To answer these questions, let’s recall the situations when we, without thinking or hesitating for a moment, put our own needs and desires aside to attend to the needs of others. Or when we felt the pain of another as our own. Or – lost ourselves in a creative endeavor. Or – overcame unthinkable pains and losses. Or – were able to forgive. Or – had an insight so profound that it changed the course of our entire life.