An Educated Heart


What is an educated heart? I thought perhaps the article I presumed I am to write would naturally say write about the educated mind. Talking and writing about the mind is an easy task especially if you put educated in front of it. Soon you will bear witness, this is not the case, but I will say this much, your educated mind is what you know, use to create, live, say, and perhaps use on the basis of producing data of some sort or another, perhaps the use of “intellectual tools.

Now, the educated heart is a hidden gem that I notice more of us than a few own. The person that possesses an educated heart is a joy to know and they shed light wherever they go. They know when to explain an action. They know when to call. They know not to melt down and spew accusations; they know how to clear a path so you pass unscathed. The educated heart is never trying to hurry you through; they let you take your time. They explain, describe, and enlighten you along the way. They offer you a full, uncomplicated friendship with a free spirit. They ask for nothing in return except for your understanding and your alliance. An educated heart gives mutuality, neutrality, hope, charity and clarity.

Throughout my life people have silently, yet purposefully modeled an educated heart. I was watching and gathering. Many of them are gone beyond the great boundaries, but I have copied them and know how to model back.

I see you out there doing the same and recognizing the educated heart in many others. I see you sharing harmony and affection, and modeling it as well. Exceptional, admirable, worthy!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dina
    May 12, 2015 @ 11:07:19

    It is easier to educate the mind than the heart. I share your notion that modeling this is the best way. Each day, I walk the path of inspiration you did and try to educate the heart of children I interact with and POW, they return it with great enthusiasm. Thank you for educating my heart!❤️


    • Sheila Clapkin
      May 12, 2015 @ 13:07:12

      Oh my goodness, you do educate the hearts of your students. This was evidenced when they filled the board up with words after lessons. So pleased I was able to share the educated heart with you, Dina. I hope this photo comes through of your students hearts and minds./Users/sheilaclapkin/Desktop/IMG_3094.jpg


  2. Diane Isaacs
    May 12, 2015 @ 14:06:24

    Sheila, beautiful words and a beautiful piece of art. Giclee …… We have Jim’s Dancers in the entry hall, done about l5 years ago. I also have an oil painting of mine (2) that sits over my desk upstairs, and one downstairs, that we had done….Now Jim says it is less expensive, because people use digital equipment. You are a very talented lady my friend…. Do your kids know or say anything. Jim always thought, that as we grew older, hopefully we have one another, our art, music and the written word……I guess he was right……We still need to do something with all of this…….


    • Sheila Clapkin
      May 12, 2015 @ 14:15:21

      Giclee, so interesting. We do have our art, music, our written words and each other. How wonderful. Such is our lives. What we will do with all of this, is leave it behind.
      Treasured or trashed, we will NOT know! Let us now live.


      • Sheila Clapkin
        May 12, 2015 @ 16:17:38

        From M,
        Yes, its seems to me that the educated heart is someone who, due to their own experience, listens and tries to give advice to one who is struggling with life. Ron was doing just that last evening when we were having dinner with my niece. It’s a joy to watch the whole experience transpire.

        Some people are gifted with the educated heart
        and don’t even know it, but it is displayed in the way they live their lives. Thanks again for sharing the concept with all the people who read your blogs.

        The story that followed reminded me of an experience I had with a Danish fellow who borrowed money from me and returned to Denmark when the draft wanted him. Luckily for me, I had an opportunity to go to Denmark, and the family I visited looked him up and I got my money back. Life is full of such valuable lessons.

  3. Diane
    May 14, 2015 @ 18:34:59

    My person worked on my blog today. I am having difficulty downloading some of my pictures. We are looking at it technically. Thanks for your help. Diane



  4. Sheila Clapkin
    May 15, 2015 @ 17:34:22

    Keep working on your blog. It will change your life.


  5. Nuala ryan
    May 15, 2015 @ 21:26:55

    You hold precious wisdom as I open up my heart to further education. Having said that…. results in a treasured heart feeling!!! Gratitude.


    • Sheila Clapkin
      May 17, 2015 @ 13:39:08

      Thank you for teaching me about Gratitude! I knew the word, but did not know how to incorporate it into my life. Now that I have learned how, more learning need be, but I enjoy the holy love of gratitude at my level of understanding.


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