the tongue is the flower of the heart

The Flower of the Heart

the tongue is the flower of the heartThe tongue is the flower of the Heart.


From the Chinese medical perspective, every organ has an associated sense organ. The sense organ associated with the Heart is the tongue. That is why it is said that “The tongue is the flower of the Heart.”

Across many cultures and traditions, we hear about the value of speaking our truth, speaking from the heart, and keeping our word. This cross-cultural observation reminds me of the possibility that somewhere, beneath all of our differences, is a common “fabric” or “reality” of connection and understanding.

Summer is the season of the Heart. Now is the perfect time to slow down, go inward, and reflect on how we are communicating.

About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.


  • rachelle Neher

    Reply Reply July 30, 2015

    Cindy, Thanks for posting this. It really resonates LOUD and CLEAR and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! This will help me with much healing
    of my heart. Let it “fire” up!

    • Kc Rossi

      Reply Reply July 30, 2015

      Great news, Rachelle. Thank you for sharing!

    • Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

      Reply Reply July 30, 2015

      Hi Rachelle,

      You are welcome – I wish you peace along your healing journey.


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