HeartQuotes from March, 2002
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the
play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the
objects it loves.
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin..... But there
was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some
unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid.Then life would
begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
True creativity quite simply starts with balancing your emotions and activating
the power of the heart. Through practicing emotional management from the heart,
you tap into the highest form of creativity possible—recreating your perceptions
Morrie Schwartz, in "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even
when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're
chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote
yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and
devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect; we apprehend
it just as much by feeling. Therefore, the judgement of the intellect is, at
best, only the half of truth, as must, if it be honest, also come an understanding
of its inadequacy.
Doc Childre, Self Empowerment
I realize it's hard not to churn your problems and I'm not idealistically saying
you shouldn't. Still, you can learn to manage your non-efficient thinking and
emotions. Just learn to be as conscious of your *mental and emotional energy
expenditures and returns* as you are conscious of your dollar expenditures and
returns. Remember the mental and emotional budget sheet. If you *halfway* play
with this concept, it can give you a new perspective on energy economy.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) Russian novelist
It is not the brains that matter most, but that which guides them—the character,
the heart, generous qualities, progressive ideas.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at
the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath
Are there times when you were having fun or sincerely helping someone or deeply
appreciating an experience? Recall those times. How do they make you feel mentally,
emotionally and physically? Do they add quality to your day?
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving... and
that's your own self.
The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood.
The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
Aaron Antonovsky, Unraveling The Mystery of Health: How People Manage Stress
and Stay Well.
We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather
as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense
that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function
in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.
Doc Childre and Sara Paddison, HeartMath
Appreciation is like looking through a wide-angle lens that lets you see the
entire forest, not just the one tree limb you walked up on.
Mark Twain, Eve's Diary
It is in the heart that the values lie. I wish I could make him understand that
a loving heart is riches, and riches enough, and that without it intellect is
Democritus, (460?-370? BC)
Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, the feeling of happiness
dwells in the soul.
Sara Paddison, The
Hidden Power of the Heart
Being vulnerable doesn't have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be
sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around.
It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want
in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These
secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity
on your real heart directives.
The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
Chinese inscription cited by Thoreau in Walden
Renew thyself completely each day; do it again, and again, and forever again.
One of the biggest contributors to low-energy fatigue is blame. Blaming a boss
who made you work late or your "impossible, overloaded life" will only
drain you. Fatigue from emotional energy drain results in diminished presence
during the workday. Sincere effort to maintain heart presence helps us stay conscious
of our energy levels and make needed adjustments to sustain our vitality throughout
the day. Maintaining presence means we are more able to hear the heart's intuitions
and act on them so that we don't slip into energy drains of anxiety, overwork
or blame that lead to fatigue.
Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises from 1959-1994
Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. You name
them - work, family, health, friends, and spirit - and you're keeping all of
these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you
drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends,
and spirit are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably
scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same.
You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.
Doc Childre, Freeze-Frame
What is required for effective change is continuity of sincere effort to release
and let go of inefficient thought patterns from the past... Sincerity means a
deeper heart commitment to the task.