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Heart-Based Living

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Heart-Based Living

Each day, I try to live by the principles of Heart-Based Living. Here is a saying that I have on my bulletin board in my office that helps me remember what is important to me in life and how I would like to live each day.

“When all of our intentions and actions in daily life originate from the intuitive wisdom of our hearts; when we feel and act with sincere appreciation, caring and kindness for others; and when we can observe the world around us without the preset judgments of the mind but rather with the compassion in our heart – then we will truly be living from the heart.”

What is Heart-Based Living?

Heart-Based Living entails so much, and yet, it is so simple that it comes naturally to small children, who live their lives this way until the stresses of the world begin to weigh upon them. Anyone with sincere intention can learn the art of Heart-Based Living with daily practice.

There is perhaps no more appropriate way to understand the meaning of Heart-Based Living than through the words of the individual who has devoted most of his adult life to defining it: HeartMath founder Doc Childre.

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Sara, from Institute of HeartMath

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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12:09AM PDT on Jul 9, 2013

A very good way to live. Thanks for sharing!

5:00AM PDT on Oct 8, 2012

thanks for sharing

12:09PM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

Thanks for this lovely article.

12:17PM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Good article...thanks

10:31AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

thanks for the wonderful article.

2:00PM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Lovely. thanks for posting.

11:35AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011


12:36AM PDT on Jun 7, 2011

Thank for a very nice article

6:26PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

I have lived my life that way to a large degree and it's caused frustration for more practical family and friends. One has to choose carefully when making important decisions sometimes because even when coming from a good place, the mind is sometimes right, and one's heart can still be fickle.

4:33PM PDT on Jun 6, 2011

Very lovely, thank you.

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