The Flower of the Heart

the tongue is the flower of the heartThe tongue is the flower of the Heart.

From the Chinese medical perspective, every organ has an associated sense organ. The sense organ associated with the Heart is the tongue. That is why it is said that “The tongue is the flower of the Heart.”
Across many cultures and traditions, we hear about the value of speaking our truth, speaking from the heart, and keeping our word. This cross-cultural observation reminds me of the possibility that somewhere, beneath all of our differences, is a common “fabric” or “reality” of connection and understanding.
Summer is the season of the Heart. Now is the perfect time to slow down, go inward, and reflect on how we are communicating.

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Cindy Black

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


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  2. rachelle Neher on July 30, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Cindy, Thanks for posting this. It really resonates LOUD and CLEAR and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! This will help me with much healing
    of my heart. Let it “fire” up!

    • Kc Rossi on July 30, 2015 at 9:49 am

      Great news, Rachelle. Thank you for sharing!

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT on July 30, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Hi Rachelle,
      You are welcome – I wish you peace along your healing journey.

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