Today is World Heart Day. The heart is considered to be the seat of emotions. The heart sends more messages to the brain than the other way round. A most effective way to bust stress is self-talk directed to the heart. The heart responds faster to self-talk than one can imagine. Filling the heart with loving thoughts is a great antidote for stress. Dr. Wayne Dyer says that kind behaviour increases the hormone serotonin in the body and serotonin is great for relaxation. Images of Jesus often show the Sacred Heart in a halo. Hanuman, of the Hindu mythology, is often pictured with the image of his Lord Ram in His heart. Descriptions like “large-hearted” and “brave-hearted” show the powerful connect between the heart and emotion—in particular, positive emotion.
Great men trust their heart. They listen to it. They strengthen the voice of their heart by leading great lives. Steve Jobs says, “And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” Sathya Sai Baba says that you will never be wrong if you listen to your heart.
The heart is truly amazing. It beats 100,000 times a day. It pumps 7600 litres (2000 gal) of blood every day. The blood vessels that it pumps into traverse 96000 km, which is nearly a quarter of the distance between the earth and the moon! I take my hat off to this greatest and most efficient machine that man has ever known.
The Lord’s heart is soft as butter. It melts by the warmth of prayers.