Hidden Wonders of the Human Heart is an intimate testament to ways of seeing which reveal what is stirring in our hearts. It reveals a source of hidden wisdom in each of us, a vital realm alive with the possibility of new beginnings. In the midst of change and loss, we look for signs of new life. The first green shoots often surface through a disturbance in our hearts. If we are to appreciate the deep intelligence within these feelings, we need to recover ways of seeing rooted in wonder.
Drawing on two decades of encounter in Susan Holliday’s psychotherapy practice, each chapter explores a different aspect of seeing through the real-life story of an individual’s journey of revelation and renewal. The book is also richly referenced with reflections on seeing from artists, poets and musicians. The cultivation of a deeper vision has never been more urgent. We live in a world awash with glances, swipes and clicks. The intimate truth of our hearts is increasingly veiled behind categories and labels which merely codify how we feel. If we are to see into these hidden realms, we have as much to learn from art as we do from science.
Weaving compelling storytelling with creative insight, Hidden Wonders of the Human Heart takes its place alongside popular nonfiction titles which explore how we can enrich and inspire everyday experience, by listening, feeling and seeing more deeply.