A simple experiment in Meditative Communion is here.
There are many, many "favorite" quotes of mine from the book Heart, as perusal of www.heartsincorporated.org will reveal. So it is a challenge to choose one for this particular topic and link. Yet when trying to help us see and realize - that is, "to make real" - the concept of a Universal Heart of Humanity, some vision must be offered. The following quote from Heart may make a small step to help readers gain a vision of our collective heart and its potential to renew the Earth.
"Rather than regard the heart as personal property, it is preferable to convince oneself that the heart is not entirely one's own organ but has been granted one for attainment of the highest communion. Perhaps if people began to think of the heart as something on loan from Above they would handle it with greater care.
"A certain hermit emerged from his solitude with a message, saying to everyone he met, 'You have a heart." When he was asked why he did not talk about mercy, patience, devotion, love, and all the beneficial foundations of life, he replied, 'Just so long as we don't forget the heart, the rest will come.' Indeed, how can we turn to love if there is nowhere for it to dwell? Or where will patience lodge if its dwelling is closed? So to avoid torturing oneself by seeking virtues that find no application, one has to build a garden for them, a garden that will open up thanks to an understanding of the heart. Let us stand firm on the foundation of the heart, and let us understand that without the heart we are no more than discarded husks." Heart, 389.