Looking at the ‘Mystic Heart’
In Angeles Arrien’s book Living in Gratitude, for December, she has us look at the ’Mystic Heart’ (the moral capacity within the heart for selfless service and compassionate action). She recommends that we take time to reflect and give gratitude for our own Mystic Heart and how it has expressed itself this year in our work, relationships, health, well-being, and difficult circumstances.
The utterances of the heart-unlike those of the discriminating intellect-always relate to the whole.
In this sense, the heart shows the meaning of things in great perspective.
What the heart hears are the great things that span our lives,
the experiences which do nothing to arrange
but which simply happen to us.
~ Carl Jung
Studies show the more we extend gratitude, appreciation, and compassion, the healthier our heart and immune system become. I am extending all my heartfelt gratitude to all authors, healers, teachers, students, clients, and family members that have contributed to my mystic heart journey this year.
“Where have you experienced humility of heart and simplicity of spirit this year?”
(This Post Originally Debuted December 1, 2013)