There are two hearts, one that pumps blood and the spiritual heart on the other side… a place where we feel emotions, heart felt feelings that are really.
At the Heart Math Institute they talk about heart coherence and the importance of listening to the heart and creating a feeling of self-love.
Heart and Mind are different, the heart only feels, the mind thinks rational thoughts, and emotion flow from both.
The Heart is also one of the chakra centers… one of the energy centers of the body in Yoga, Qigong, and other ways of moving Chi and Ki.
And the heart produces certain hormones… when we feel love hormones flow.
There are two nodes of tissue that keep track of time in the heart… the heart knows what our circadian rhythms should be, and notices when we don’t listen to nature.
The heart knows to sleep when the sun goes down… and work during the day.
Anyone who has done massage will tell you that when you have unexpressed emotions they lock up into tissues to be expressed when someone touches that area… to cry, to laugh, and feel powerful emotions. And when you touch the spiritual heart of someone they may have a huge explosion of feelings.
The heart has a lot to do with every area of the mind/body and spirit.
LOVE THY SELF… LOVE THY HEART!
Dr. Paul Haider