Saturday, February 14, 2009

Heart Problems

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"My tongue keeps galloping off like a drunken horse and crashing into fenceposts!"

(Quote courtesy of Patch.)

Within the realm of the writings of Chinese medicine, it's common to read the quote that "the tongue is the sprout of the heart". And of course the Bible states, "Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks".

When the heart is flourishing, words emerge like a quick-growing, fruitful vine - every word expressive of the heart's voice and intent, all things in place and in proper time.

And when the heart isn't flourishing, the words emerge like shrivelled, bitter fruit, or cease to flow at all.

Silence isn't always golden. Sometimes it's lead.

4 comments:

annetteinalaska said...

Indeed. I needed to hear this. Thank you.

CONSTANTINE said...

Beautiful meditation.

Btw--I believe you may have a writer on your hands in Patch. Quite a way with metaphorical verbiage. The two most recent quotes you offered from Patch demonstrate considerable verbal dexterity. Must be a gift from Mom.

"It's like manners from heaven" and now "My tongue keeps galloping off like a drunken horse and crashing into fenceposts!"

I must say, I would encourage and nurture the gift.

Madcap said...

Good morning Annette, thanks for visiting. I'm trying to squeeze my heart for words these days, but it's pretty dry lately.

Hi C,

It's a coincidence that you should say that - yesterday Patch decided to write a book called "THE WORLD", and I quote:

"It's a very serious book, Mum, about Life, Death, and AK47s."

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