Where Hearts Dominate
Where Hearts Dominate
By Tony DeLorger © 2013
The heart is always prone to the loneliness of conviction,
seemingly isolated from the conclusions of belief and decision,
and in that, the heart constantly yearns to find solace in companionship,
like minded souls who give credence to that belief.
When first we find truth from our perspective,
the second move we make is to seek like in this sea of humanity,
and it is within these connections that we may justify and secure our truth,
thus bolstering credibility, self-esteem and personal security.
These connections can endure because we feel no longer alone,
and can get on with life on our own terms, within our own set of rules,
agreed upon and substantiated by someone else or others,
and arrived at through what is taught, accepted and found as truth.
When these connections expand into groups and even on mass,
the truth is elevated to a great extent, so believed on a scale that denies questioning,
and as a result becomes dogma, irrefutable and undeniable,
belief set in the concrete of immovable minds.
Within these dogmatic beliefs, zealots become leaders of much power,
leading by the heart of followers in justifiable causes to protect the dogma,
at any cost, the end justifying the means, regardless of impact and collateral damage,
all in the name of righteous belief.
The heart needs nourishment, needs comfort and security in being a part of life,
and always this inner yearning may take us to ends unexpected,
and as flawed beings we are open to dreams of idealism and the corruption that often follows,
discovering that all is not as it seems in the motives and paths of men.
For all the potential beauty of a heart, it also can be the fury of a soul lost.
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