Mind and heart
Interpreted as inner light and darkness
June 27th 2012
Physically, human beings are either men or women, but in all creatures there is a feminine, passive side, symbolized by darkness, as well as a masculine, active side, symbolized by light. And the light has to enter the darkness to enlighten it and draw out all its riches. In us, for example, our mind represents the light and our heart the dark. The mind enters the heart – our own and that of others – in order to enlighten it and work with it. Let us take an image: you could say the mind has to move back and forth, in and out of the heart, in the manner of a piston. Those who do not use their mind in this way are unable to understand anything and, more importantly, cannot know themselves. By penetrating the deep chasm of the heart with its light, wisdom discovers the heart’s treasures, its seams of precious stones, metals and liquids. In the dark well of the heart, the mind goes down to draw back up the precious water.