Excerpts from a talk given at the First Presbyterian Church, Sarasota 10-18-2012
The sound of a human heartbeat is the same in every part of the world, regardless of race, creed or color. Despite all our differences, what we have in common with every other human being is the sound of a beating heart. Both our friends and enemies have this heartbeat. Despite the mind’s ability to produce various types of emotions such as happiness, sorrow, anger, fear etc., the heart is considered to be the seat of emotion. Most of the different emotions that we experience in the mind are in response to something in the outside world. Unconditional love, the most important human emotion, arises spontaneously from within ourselves. This emotion is found in a pure heart.