I've often pondered where the heart shape comes from.
Doesn't look much like our blood pumping, fleshy organ.
Here are my thoughts:
A heart shape represents so much more than our heart. It represents love, the heart of our being.
The Heart Chakra
Our heart chakra isn't positioned where our heart is, instead it's in the upper middle of the chest.
This chakra is the energy centre of our openness - our ability to love and be loved.
As it is with all chakras, they are in the centre of our body. That's because we want to be symmetrical, balanced, with our energy coming from the core.
So the heart-shape is, likewise, symmetrical. It could represent our heart chakra.
The Act of Love
It dawned on me that the heart shape could also define the direction of giving love, and receiving love.
Like a topographic view of a hug.
We give love out, like out stretched arms. Then that process draws love back in, filling us.
There is no such thing as running out of love to give. Love is a bottomless cup.
I've been seeing heart shapes in lots of places lately. Here are some of them photographed.
"Love was not put in your heart to stay, love is not love til you give it away" - a fortune cookie I once had.
So I left a little love in my morning walk.
[current mood] Fish Cakes & Sneezing