Still another fine quote from the office wall of Dr. Matt:
“The heart of the wise man is in his mouth.” – Benjamin Franklin
I cannot be presumptuous regarding exactly what Benjamin Franklin was referring to here, but to me it speaks of the Transcendent as the “heart”.
The wise man speaks from the Transcendent.
At the same time, he speaks from the Transcendent through the fine feeling level and then on through words in a fully integrated and undistorted manner.
So heart can refer to feelings, yet they are expressions of wisdom only when integrated with the transcendental depth of our being.
I deeply appreciate this blog, especially the last sentence
“So heart can refer to feelings, yet they are expressions of wisdom only when integrated with the transcendental depth of our being.”
I think there is so much confusion in the world about what heart and feelings really mean. And this article really helps to clarify that.
Speech has such power. It can heal or destroy and everything in between. Once words are spoken, they can be so hard to take back. I often think to myself that I will say nothing rather than risk saying the wrong thing. But the heart, the soul needs to self express-even to survive. It’s all so delicate. Your words bring my soul back to life through my ability to self express.