From the Heart

All wisdom traditions understand what it means to speak from the heart.  But with the veneration of science and technology that exists today, it is increasingly difficult to hear one’s heart-voice.  That something can be true without being analytical, quantifiable, measurable or reproducible amounts to heresy in the religion of science.  And yet, this truth has always been understood.  Perhaps you remember reading, a long time ago:

Voici mon secret.  Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur.  L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.

Here is my secret.  It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

From “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint Exupéry