Antoine de St Exupery, the author of 'The Little Prince', understood about hearts.
His understanding of the heart is partly what caused his book 'The Little Prince' to rise to fame and become one of the most popular and well-loved children's books of all time.
In fact, not only children love this book, but the adults who
read it to them find themselves deeply touched as well.
My favourite part of the book is when the little prince is leaving earth and, as a parting gift, his newfound friend , the fox, says this to him, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
Do you have a child's heart? Yes, of course you do. We all do.
There is no other time than on holidays such as birthdays or Valentine's Day or Christmas when we become more aware of our child's heart.
It still beats there, deep within the grunge of the years and the trials and tribulations of life.
It is as new and as fresh as the day it was born, the day it was crafted by the Great Mystery itself.
You see, a heart never grows old. It's impossible for a heart to grow old, for it's integral nature is composed of the finest of silken, invisible threads there are to be found.
Your heart sees, your heart knows, and your heart always remembers. It never grows old, for it is a part of that timelessness that is the universe itself.
A very good and wise friend of mine once said this of the heart, "I think one's heart is like a compass, and it just will not let us get lost.
We may get detoured using our brain, and sometimes our gut feelings can be confusing. Our heart, it knows what is right, and whatever we have our compass set for it will get us there."
As I pause to think about the times in my life when I've 'followed my heart', I realize that often my brain got in the way and made the final decision. It's these times that things often went awry.
How do you know when you're following your heart?
When the road you're on feels absolutely right, time will seem to not exist. The path will open up to greet you and you'll know.
You'll just know.
Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone!