What is the heart? Western science considers it to be a mere muscle which is vital to life functions. Ancient Vedic traditions sees the heart as the mediator between heaven and earth; in Chinese medicine the heart is the center of wisdom. Now researchers at the HeartMath Institute are confirming what mystics and poets throughout the ages have known; the transformative power of love is real. Their experiments prove that the impact of love is real and measurable.
The story of Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful illustration of the transformative power of love. In this fairy tale Beauty is forced to live with the Beast after her father picked a rose from the Beast’s garden. Though the Beast appears to be a monster, he treats Beauty with kindness and love. Every day he asks her to marry him but she, being horrified by his appearance, refuses. Finally he allows her to return home with the promise that she will return to him in a week. She becomes delayed. A magic mirror he gave her allows her to see that he is dying from a broken heart. She rushes to him and, as he lay dying, she realizes that she loves him, for his heart is pure. When she professes her love, he is turned back into his true self, a prince. By her love, he is transformed.
Quantum physics continues to show us that everything is connected. The observer affects what is being observed. Love is a universal pattern of resonant energy; focus on love and both you and the object of your love are changed.
Try it out. See what happens if you focus on love. Start with small things. See what happens next time someone is rude to you and you respond with kindness instead of anger. On the freeway slow down to let someone merge.
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