Shriyoga Blog


Posted on June 21st, 2011

I often contemplate what intelligence is… Coming from a family with a high concentration of doctors and lawyers, I always had equated intelligence with those particular fields. There was no doubt in my mind that I would be a doctor… and maybe even lawyer too like my doctor father who completed law school at night when I was in high school!

At some point, my childhood notions of going to medical school slipped away as Life offered me twists and turns.  Twists and turns which tested (and continue to test) my hard-wired belief systems.

Eventually, I came to find that true intelligence resides in the heart.

The heart is already present.  It is already awake, and it beckons to us ever so softly with a simple rhythm.  This arrangement of heartbeats gives stability and form to our lives very much the same way rhythm is the arrangement of time in music.

In the words of Robert Valett, “The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.”


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