Heart Shape

HalvedAppleCitedIt’s late, and I am just writing my post for today. No problem. I don’t feel anxious because my mind and soul see heart in lots of places, and that makes it comfortable to write about the heart all around me. 

The other day, I cut an apple in half to remove the core so I could eat whole juicy chunks of its goodness. I paused a moment before slicing around the seeds. It suddenly dawned on me the half apple had a heart shape. I never noticed that before, but writing for this blog has made me more sensitive to expressions of heart. That’s a gift. A true gift.

If we don’t have heart, we can’t live. It’s not only in us: it’s all around us. Yes, we gotta have heart! If my biological heart breaks down, a mechanical heart might keep me alive. And some very blest people receive hearts as a last gift from very kind organ donors. We must have heart inside to live, but heart all around us uplifts our lives, too.

I digress. Back to the apple. Now I won’t see apples the same ever again. I know they are nutritionally very good for us, but they also give us a heart symbol. I am grateful for my new way to look at this marvelous rosey fruit.

Perhaps now I can consider other fruits as heart symbols. Medical articles I’ve read recently tell me the heart is pear-shaped. I want to slow down enough soon so I can really look at a few pears to see whether I see heart there. I hope I do. What things unexpectedly provide symbols of heart in your life?

RedHeartClosingSymbol Susan

2 thoughts on “Heart Shape

  1. Victoria October 26, 2015 / 10:39 pm

    Good post, Susan. I think you hit on a very important point: it’s vital that we all take the time to become more aware of what and who are around us, and how we (and our hearts) interact with the outside world. Within every experience there are at least 3 elements – what’s going on with the thing or person in front of us, what’s going on inside of us, and what the nature of the interaction is between the two of us Self-awareness is a gift that we can use in order to become more aware of life and others in general.


  2. SusanU October 27, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Victoria, thank you for your kind words. It is hard to live life at a speed slow enough to pause and open our awareness–but oh the rewards!


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