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Your Whole Heart

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If you could see your heart, you would see what fulfills your life. Here's a glimpse of what's inside you.

I can vividly recall my first encounter with the heart during my early laboratory explora­tions of the human form. As a budding anatomist, I had many assumptions and preconceptions, and when I finally came face to face with the inner space of the body that I was exploring, I was taken aback. Behind the chest wall, I saw the two lungs on either side of a central mass covered in a fibrous membrane—a physical trinity, completely motionless. And in the very place where I felt myself to be most present and alive, in the cadaver, I perceived nothing—an empty place. The stunning miracle of life is often overlooked until the dead are witnessed. And if there’s one thing that separates the dead from the living, it is movement. The heart is at the very core of our life, and in our hearts, we are always moving. Give yourself a few moments to feel the truth of that statement. Lying down or seated, breathing without effort, relax, and allow yourself to notice the sensations generated from your heart. When you are thoroughly relaxed, you will find that your heart’s motion will actually be visible, gently rocking …

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