February 1 2021
Many of you may know that the root of the word courage is “cor,” the Latin word for heart. It takes courage to listen to our hearts.
Fortunately for us, our brains are used to listening to our hearts all the time. According to the HeartMath Institute, our hearts send more signals to our brains than our brains send to our hearts.
In my work, I have the honor and privilege to be with people nearing death, people who have a loved one dying, and people whose loved one has died. I often invite these people to listen to their hearts. At a time when it feels like their hearts are breaking, it takes courage for them to turn to their heart for guidance.
First printed in the Centre County Gazette January 28 – February 3, 2021.