I’m life coach and counselor Peter Winslow. It seems evident that true inner beauty, if such a thing exists, comes directly from the heart. But what exactly is the “heart" of an individual?
The heart symbolizes more than a muscle which pumps blood. Long ago the heart became a metaphor for love and joy, as most people instinctively sense and feel those emotions in that part of the body. The ancient Greeks believed that a person's soul actually resided in the heart muscle and their early anatomical scientists often dissected the organ searching for evidence. They intuited that "the heart” is where honor, courage, love and compassion have their source.
The heart has also come to represent the core of a thing or a being, as in “the heart” of the matter.
The expression "Can you find it in your heart to forgive me" points to the idea that within every person's core is true compassion, and that each person has an innate sense of love and unity with others. This revelation offers an inkling of our own inner beauty, even when we are unaware of its presence.
It’s a discovery like no other, one that leads to the very heart of your being. This is where science and spirituality come together, deep inside your “self.” With this revelation you can rebuild your identity and claim your personal power in ways you never knew were possible.
This realization is not intended to change your religious or spiritual beliefs. On the contrary, it will add much to them as you discover and integrate a broader comprehension of who you truly are.