Heart Quotes

Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

My son, pay attention to what I say;
listen closely to my words.

Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart…

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Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.

Monday, January 18th, 2010
follow the heart

Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question. This question is one that only a very old man asks. My benefactor told me about it…

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Accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
winter trees

…And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

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I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Getting out the door that early was surreal, until the day I noticed a long, faded line of once-bold graffiti, spray painted on a plywood wall between the sidewalk and a construction zone: “I leaned back and listened to the brag of my heart: I am, I am, I am, I am,” with “I am” repeated down to…

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The eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

“And yet what they are looking for could be found in one single rose, or in a little water.”

“Yes, that is true,” I said.

And the little prince added: But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…

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The world stands out on either side, no wider than the heart is wide

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
light through clouds

The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky,
No higher than the soul is high.
The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand…

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