Journey of the Heart, Day 24- 03.01.24

Guiding Thought:

How can we deepen and expand our relationship with our beautiful, blissful hearts?

How can we give our love, our wisdom, our compassion more openly and freely?

How can we know our hearts of love, as ourselves?


Guiding Thought Audio (plays in a loop) can be found here:
Listen to the Guiding Thought as you paint/draw/create and connect with your heart!


For this round, it appears, landscape is my theme. What came to my heart as I was creating this is the contrast between the two sides of the river was a memory of lenses.  Years ago, my husband’s friend rode his bike across the country and recounted the beauty of a particular state. His trip in this state took quite a different route than what my experience of landscape was. He was waxing on about beauty, and I was waxing on about desolation.  It took me quite some time to realize that we were talking about two very different places/locations. I am reminded that whichever side of this river, or my heart,  I explore, there is always something new to see.





Feeling a bit playful today.

How can we know our hearts of love, as ourselves?

Make it so!







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How do you draw openness and compassion? How do you draw love? My reflections today are in the form of pictures and poetry.

To know our hearts of love, we need to give and express love, freely and openly. It requires vulnerability, which can be risky.

The pictures (source unknown) touched me, reminded me of the dangers of love, the vulnerability of an open heart, and the rewards which are so worth the risk. “In the way that is full of danger, the first condition is to be in love”.

Another expression of love can be with poetry. This poem was for my sweetie Mary, who had been out of town when I wrote “Welcome Home”.

In the way
that is full of dangers


the first condition is




to be in love.


Welcome Home

Welcome home Mary

Heart of hearts

My song on the breeze

Your smile

I have missed so much

Yet I hear your laughter

When the wind blows

And the sun shines

Upon your spirit

Reflecting back to me

All the love in your heart

Welcome home dear one


For me, one of the best ways to know my heart is to give it away, to share it. In years of doing comfort touch therapy with Hospice patients, one of the most profound ways I found to connect with them was to breathe with them, to match the flow of my breath with theirs. In doing so, magic often seemed to happen. A breathing synchronizes, often  heart rates change and also synchronize. Take the time to breathe together with someone, anyone. You’re likely to feel your heart open. The you and me that came together to share the experience cannot help but to become WE. Get to know your heart of love by getting to know others’ hearts.

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