I thought with the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, the most appropriate topic to be writing about would be on Relationships, Love and Sex.
And so, I gave you two articles over the last two days, Relationships, Love and Sex, Part 1; and Part 2, that delved into this most complicated of pastimes.
For matters of the heart are not easily explained, because it is not logic that dictates its whereabouts. The heart has a mind all its own.
It was the French Enlightenment philosopher Blaine Pascal who said, “Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point,” which translates to, “The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.”
In Chinese medicine it is said that, “The shen (the spirit) resides in the heart.” The Chinese also have another way of putting this, saying, “The mind resides in the heart.”
The heart has its own way, a way that doesn’t always gibe with our logical thinking capacity. When the heart opens up, it can be a very strong emotion, one so powerful it can sweep you off your feet and leave you feeling euphoric.
So although matters of the heart can be complicated, for Valentine’s Day, which is just around the bend, I suggest that you try and simplify what the heart feels and allow it to succumb to its base desire: Love.
And with that in mind, I offer you the above video at the top of the page, Love, written and sung by John Lennon, and the below video which I put together, entitled The Art of Love.
As you watch the videos, think of someone you love, and hold them in your heart. Don’t analyze it, just feel it – and remember, The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.
Happy Valentine’s Day!