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The Nature of the Heart

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!

©2010JoSmith

 


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Comment balloon 23 commentsJo-Anne Smith • February 14 2010 08:06AM

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It's important to follow you heart in everything you do.  If it feels right, it will be.

Posted by Katie McBride, The McBride Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Jo-Anne: Thank you so much for sharing- Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

Posted by David Obbee (Obbee.com) over 9 years ago

Love! Love! Love this post!   Happy Valentine's Day, Jo.

Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) over 9 years ago

Jo-Anne

I liken the heart of a child to a sense of "wonder" .  Once we lose that sense it is almost as if our heart stops beating. Life is a searies of "wonderful" events and our heart is the wonder " sensor".

Very nice post for this great day.

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 9 years ago

Jo, a very wise person once told me we should all think with our hearts and feel with our brains! I so agree. Lovely post. Happy Valentine's Day to a beautiful heart!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 9 years ago

Katie,

I feel the same way!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo

Like a compass my magnetic north says I need to visit your area soon one day. You are the best, and Happy Valentines Day to you my forever friend. Big hugs from Tom and Lars.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

I haven't read a book in awhile....may be a good one to start up with again!  Happy vtines day!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 9 years ago

Jo what a beautiful Valentines post! Thank you.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Hi David,

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kat,

Happy Valentines Day to you too! I hope you have a wonderful day....

jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Trey,

What a wonderful way to frame the miracle of a 'child's heart'....there are some people who always seem to have this child's heart and they seem to never grow old!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jeanean,

I like what this very wise person told you very much.....'think with your heart and feel with your brain'. Sounds like good prescription for a happy life to me!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and David!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

hi Tom,

Big hugs back to you and Lars....I hope you have a very nice Valentine's Day!

your forever friend,

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kristin,

You would love the book The Little Prince...you mean you haven't read it yet? It's truly one of the best books in the whole wide world ...and beyond.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Janice,

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo

Just thought I would come back and say Happy Valentines Day to you again.

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Jo, Your Valentine's Day post is so beautiful.....Sometimes, in retrospect, I am sorry I let my brain get in the way....and didn't follow my heart in everything.  Happy Valentines Day and New Year and lots of blessings to you!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) over 9 years ago

Jo - Happy Valentines day to you and yours ... Indeed ones heart is like a compass but alas somtimes we do let our brain direct us down the wrong path.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Thanks Tom!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Carole,

The same to you, dear friend!

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Kathy,

You said it perfectly.....our brain often does take control, much to our detriment.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 9 years ago

Jo-Anne, thank you for this timeless blog!

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Posted by Mirela Monte, Myrtle Beach Real Estate (Buyers' Choice Realty) over 9 years ago

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