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Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Aesthetic Logic of the Heart: Forming Heart Thinking by Van James

“The man who lives his life artistically has his brain in his heart.”—Oscar Wilde

Consider three different people’s thoughts on the subject of heart thinking. First; Dr. Paul Pearsall, American author of sixteen best selling self-help books says, “We're a brain culture as distinct from a heart culture. We want to quantify everything. If we can't weigh it and measure it objectively, it simply doesn't exist for us. The Hawaiians have always believed that it is through the heart that we know the truth. For them, the heart is as sentient as the brain. We find this same belief with the Hopi Indians in New Mexico, and with the Chinese; within many cultures the heart chakra is the key to healing."1...

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