THE THOUGHT OF THE HEART

Speech is not of the tongue, but of the heart. The tongue is merely the instrument with which one speaks. He who is dumb is dumb in his heart, not in his tongue … As you speak, so is your heart. –Paracelsus

Im reading a book “All The World is an Icon,”about Henry Corbin by “Tom Cheetham.”He writes about the the tendency towards separation of philosophy and revelation that began around the time of the Enlightenment and that it set the stage for a very common tendency these days in terms of how we use language. The norm is to rationalize or analyze our experience often involving a focus and language that is disconnected from the direct experience and more about conceptual and cognitive ways isof perception, learned and conditioned in us. In general there seems to be reduced value in that direct experience or deeper revelation. In this process we create a perception of reality that is very dependent on these perceptions and that is quite separated from the experience.

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