Disorders and Treatment
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Sometimes the best thing we can do for our mental health is take a break from our thinking mind.
Although our ability to think is an amazing tool and source of pleasure, we do not give it a rest often enough.
We can let our overheated minds cool down by focusing for a while on our hearts and their capacity for love, courage, appreciation, wisdom and connection.
One very powerful coping method for stress is to sit quietly and allow our mind or attention to be cradled at the heart level. This is helpful because, as poet Rainer Maria Rilke says, “our heart always transcends us.”
“The mind knows only what lies near the heart.” ~ Edith Hamilton, Mythology
“Your heart’s voice is your true voice. It is easy to ignore it, for sometimes it says what we’d rather it did not - and it is so hard to risk the things we have. But what life are we living, if we don’t live by our hearts? Not a true one. And the person living it is not the true you.” ~ Susan Fletcher, Corrag
“‘Thou shalt not’ might reach the head, but it takes ‘Once upon a time’ to reach the heart.” ~ Phillip Pullman
“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
“Small is the number of them that see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts." ~ Albert Einstein
“The shape of my life is, of course, determined by many things; my background and childhood, my mind and its education, my conscience and its pressures, my heart and its desires.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea
“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” ~ Rumi
“The things that we love tell us what we are.” ~ St. Thomas Aquinas
“There are times of hardship when people forget the courage they need to keep fighting; and survive. But I think as long as we have something to believe in; to keep close in our hearts, courage will never truly leave us. We only have to reach deep in our heart to find it.” ~ Sakura
“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Art is literacy of the heart.” ~ Elliot Eisner
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn’t live boldly enough, that they didn’t invest enough heart, didn’t love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.” ~ Ted Hughes, Letters of Ted Hughes
“You don’t blast a heart open,” she said. “You coax and nurture it open, like the sun does to a rose.” ~ Melody Beattie
“In this abundant earth no doubt
Is little room for things worn out:
Disdain them, break them, throw them by!
And if before the days grew rough
We once were lov’d, us’d -- well enough,
I think, we’ve far’d, my heart and I.”
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Nothing shakes the smiling heart.” ~ Santosh Kalwar, I Am Dead Man Alive
“Perhaps it is how we are made; perhaps words of truth reach us best through the heart, and stories and songs are the language of the heart.” ~ Stephen R. Lawhead, Merlin
“Everything in life is somewhere else and you get there through open heart.”
~ Santosh Kalwar
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