Monday, August 13, 2007

"The Heart is the Seat of the Soul"

A gentleman in the UK had an artificial heart installed several years ago and has since noticed unpleasant changes in his personality. Since the mechanical heart was installed --saving his life-- he has lost empathy and a sense of caring for others. He lost many of the heart-feelings of affection and love he once had. The late, young Mattie Stepanek, wise well beyond his years, reaffirmed the heart/soul connection for me with his "Heart Songs." He had a contented soul despite having a progressive illness that took away his physical strength, mobility and eventually his life. This man, who lost his heart to save his life, has my sympathies. I'd rather suffer a broken heart or feel a heart flooded with emotions of any sort than not.

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