When we act from the deep center of our heart, we are connected to internal guidance that is rooted in both timelessness and expansiveness.
Wisdom is discernment through deep listening and balancing experience, understanding, insight. It is using the heart as the lens to see through.
Seeing through the eyes of the heart means listening with feeling, compassion and connectedness to our humanity. Feeling is distinguished here from emotionality, sentimentalism, and reactivity, and is defined, in this case, as our present moment response to what is.
We often associate wisdom with age, and associate sages with great wisdom that comes with years of experience. Although this is true, we can also cultivate wisdom of the heart in a way that is not only dependent on experience, but rather orientation to life.
The image of this card reflects my visual representation of wisdom. The key element repeated in the mandala is a heart with wings and in its center, an eye. The mandala symbolizes moving center and also reflects our interconnectedness.
When do you need to see through the eyes of your heart? What is the lens you have been looking through? What would change if you shifted your focus to the “mind of the heart”? In what ways are you living your life through the eyes of the heart?
© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski