My all time favorite book, is one that became a favorite of mine looooong ago: 'The Little Prince' by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. I love many bits of wisdom from this story, but this one has always resonated the most with me:
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
I think no matter how many times I'll read this quote - it feels new to me. I take for granted so much of what I can see, touch or feel, but there is another language of communication, a deeper one; the language of the heart. And I would add also the language of the gut; of the center. When I meditate I tap into it a bit, a tiny bit, and in moments of flow I can be immersed in it - but I only recognize it the moment after I am out of it and back in the 'identified self' aka the box my identity is stored in - the one that knows the boundary of my skin. My heart speaks a different language - one with no bounds, no limitations, and no shape. Yes, it may be unseen, but the heart is very much felt and stores in it great depths that I have yet to discover. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Antoine De Saint-Exupery!
'The Little Prince'
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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