The Heart of the Matter
February 04, 2014
The Glowing Ember of Your Heart


Everybody I know has something within them -- ember-like and glowing -- that is completely capable of flaming up at any given moment.

This "something" has been called many things by many people throughout the ages, but it does not need a name to give off light. Primal, elemental, and pure, it is the innate potential every human being has to be fully alive.

What fans the flame of this unnameable ember varies from person to person, but its essence is the same: the power to ignite a transcendental sense of wholeness, goodness, and joy.

Some people have this moment once in their lives. Some have it every day.

Here's my wish for you: Find that which fans the glowing ember of your heart. And when you do, give thanks.


Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at February 4, 2014 04:11 PM


Thanks Mitch! Witnessing this experience in my life and the lives of others is simply the purest joy. Peace and Happy New Year to you too!

Posted by: Chris Cantrell [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 5, 2010 12:11 AM

Beautifully put, Mitch.

'the power to ignite this transcendental sense of wholeness, goodness and joy'.

I'm often at a loss for words to describe this to so many different people from such a range of cultures and backgrounds. ( I've been on a Tefl/Tesol teaching course).
I wonder how that will translate?


Posted by: Neil Frye [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 27, 2012 04:35 AM


I'm new here and love reading all the posts.

Right now I have a special request. The picture about of the flaming heart. Can someone send it to me..? I love it and I want to surprise my girl with it.

Thank you so much!!

kind regards,


Posted by: Ingmar [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2012 06:19 AM

I feel so fortunate to have knowledge and experience this feeling. The best feeling is to feel joy love and gratitude and appreciation for this life..

Thank you so much


Posted by: lor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2013 08:30 PM

Thanks Mitch,very beautifully written.

Posted by: Srima [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 5, 2014 06:18 AM

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