Heart cognition … allows us to deeply experience the living soulfulness of the world, constantly reweaving us back into the fabric of life.
— Stephen Harrod Buhner*
We forget that the heart is also an organ of perception.
The mind loves to divide and categorize, to classify, stratify and judge, but the heart is about unification. A heart-centered stance is central to the cosmology of cultures who live in communion with nature, and is integral to the gifts of shamanism, for example.* With a unique grace, the heart can dissolve disparity, dissolve the illusion of separation, and open the way for us to recognize ourselves in the world around us. The space of the heart is the space of one, where all is connected, all is communicating, all is present.
Is there a tear in the fabric of duality?
The ears of a deer full with windsong
Question Michelle Tennison, Answer Dietmar Tauchner (2017)
*The Heart as an Organ of Perception, by Stephen Harrod Buhner, in the March/April 2006 issue of Spirituality and Health. You can read it the whole article here: