“Where you learned to hate, you will learn to love. Where you learned to fear, you will learn safety. Where you learned to distrust, you will learn trust. And each learning experience will be a learning experience because it will touch your heart.” (A Course of Love, C:24.1)
We are thinking about the heart in A Course of Love. Of course, technically we are thinking about “wholeheartedness,” which is the union of mind and heart. But we focus on the heart because we have so long neglected that vital center of our Self. When we were caught by the ego, we listened to what our deluded and insane mind said. And when we sought to relinquish the ego, we were changing our minds. But there is a step beyond that A Course of Love seeks to have us reach. And this step is reached without words that the mind could understand, or rational understanding that is totally beyond the ego. This is the realm of the heart, where words fail us and we are at home in God. We “know” things without having to be told. We “understand” things without a rational explanation. Life just “is,” and we are finally and ultimately happy in the “isness” that will lead us to Christ-consciousness. We don’t ask anymore because we have no need. We know. And this knowledge saves us.