hands on heart

I am reading John J Prendergast’s book “In Touch”. Its one of those books that I want to devour, yet I must slow down in order to savor every piece of it. It is that good.

Here is a passage worth sharing.

This is for everyone who believes that life is lived from the neck up.

“Much of what we call the spiritual journey involves a shift of attention from the head to the heart. Although they are only a short distance from each other, they are a world apart in terms of experiencing life…

We live in our heads when we are lost in our thoughts. It is easy to do…

Thinking in itself is not the problem. We often need to think – the clearer the better. The problem arises when we believe our thoughts and identify with our thinking. We let our thoughts define us and, by extension, everyone and everything else.
When we believe our judgmental thoughts we are in prison.
When we confuse thinking with reality, we suffer…

As we learn to see our thoughts as thoughts instead of reality, attention naturally drops from the head to the heart. Whenever attention is brought to the heart, the heart becomes increasingly more familiar and less foreign. In time we sense it is our new home.”

Pause and take a moment to place your hands in the center above your heart. Notice the sense of comfort and perhaps even a feeling of coming home.

There is much love and truth here.

As you go through your day, become curious about your thinking. Get to know your thoughts and recognize them with fresh eyes. Then come home to your heart.




44 comments on “* From Head to Heart

  1. Val, I found this book last year. It is a wonderful book! I have used one of the meditations with clients and have found it to be very useful. The book has inspired me in so many ways. Enjoy! πŸ’•

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  2. Ah yes. Always come home to your heart.

    Thank you Val for this loving reminder of the wisdom of the heart this morning.

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  3. This book sounds very interesting Val, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

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  4. Thanks for the book recommendation, Val. It sounds like a book we can all benefit from.

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  5. who doesn’t LOVE to find new sources of inspiration? thanks, you’ve been TWO for me this am!! I’ll have to check out the book and author, and I appreciate YOU letting the good feeling vibration flow across the world thru these electrons, so that others can continue it!!! beautiful – thanks for sharing your goodness. an unknown friend, momentummikey πŸ™‚

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  6. For me, it’s all right there in those words Val; no need for religious cosmologies and all that malarkey. πŸ™‚ H ❀

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  8. The unblocked mind hears the heart when it whispers . . . Just Flow.

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  9. Technically thought, judgment, ego is a left hemisphere thing. Cognition happens in our left hemisphere.

    Intuition, happens on the right side. Words, consonants, right or wrong, good or bad, the past or future does not exist in the right side.

    Mindfulness/Meditation takes us to the right hemisphere, our expansive side.

    It is going from thought to intuition or to our heart, soul, our perfect part of us.

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    • Thank you Marty for sharing this insight into the brain through meditation. 😊
      perhaps the right side of the brain is the gateway to our heart. πŸ™

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      • Check out Jill Bolte Taylor. She wrote the book

        A Stroke of Genius

        She was a brain scientist who had a stroke with her left hemisphere shutting down over a four hour period

        She went to her Rolodex and it was pixels

        She could not tell where her arm began and the wall ended in the shower

        She exclaimed how am I going to get all this, her expansive side of the brain back in her head

        She has done a couple of TED talks


      • Just purchased In Touch

        Reviews are great and I have read books by most of the people recommending it

        Looks fabulous


  10. These words are so true. Thank you for this today. I’m adding this book to my reading list.

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  11. i’m happy you’re inspired
    by this revealing book, Val πŸ™‚


  12. That is interesting, I like the perspective it offers to help make the shift!


  13. My hands will drop over my heart as soon as I finish typing Val.. and say thank you for that share.. The more older I get the more I so understand Life is all about HEART..
    Love and special hugs my friend and thank you for always sharing what is in your own heart _/\_ ❀ Sue xxx


  14. A wonderful book Val. Our heart is our connection to life. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

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    • When we find it embrace it, keep it open, breathe into it. Let it be our guide and anchor in this complex world which becomes revolved around thinking, problem solving and finding happiness outside of ourselves.
      Love your comment Karen! πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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      • Love your reply! So true about problem solving and fixing! Ughh I have just had this experience with my book and once I surrendered it to spirit and opened my heart to trust, everything changed. Everything flowed! I am extrememly grateful for this understanding. πŸ™‚

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  15. This post got me thinking … or rather – feeling.
    Thanks Val.

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  16. Beautiful, Val. Something we should do daily.

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  17. The heart never lies and always knows the truth. I never doubt its wisdom! ❀

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  18. “When we confuse thinking with reality, we suffer…” So true!

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  19. Carol Ferenc

    The heart knows! Thanks for this great book recommendation, Val.

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  20. Sounds like a great one to read. It’s on the list!

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  21. The head really can get in the way of peace. The book sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing ❀

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