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The Heart of Us

Updated on February 25, 2012

The Heart of Us

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


It is all we can do

to follow our hearts to conclusion.

To bury the doubts and misgivings

that lead us into dark despondent illusion.

Our hearts,

without the bias of experience, of pain

can only feel the presence of light,

the passion of truth

and the possibility of love.


It is this knowing that can guide our lives,

take us to the heights of reverence,

understanding the flow of life’s journey.

We can follow deceit,

believe the harsh teacher of hurt,

but fear is no governor,

just an echo of past.


In life there is choice,

there is opportunity to follow, to submit.

But submission does not infer defeat,

simply acceptance,

to a greater purpose.

Love is all that can be, in all its forms:

compassion, kindness and selflessness.

The heart of us, the teacher.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for reading and your comment SilentReed. Hope you enjoy more of my work.

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      SilentReed 6 years ago from Philippines

      Emerson wrote ~"Give all to love/obey thy heart/friend,kindred,days,/estate,good-fame,/plans,credit and the Muse,....nothing refuse" Questing inside ourselves we find that we yearn for this most desired feelings of affection and we suffer wretchedly for the lack of it.How true the words "Love or Perish".

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks allaswriter. I appreciate your kind words and for reading.

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      dallaswriter 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Follow our hearts...the bias of experience! This was so powerful and full of truth! Thank you for sharing and for once again opening a window to your heart:) voted beautiful and up!