“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” – John Keats
I believe that the spirit of God is the spirit of love. God and love in this sense are synonymous. To the degree that the heart is pure, one sees God, that is, love, clearly. When love is seen clearly, magical, if not miraculous things begin to happen around oneself…not just once or twice, but on a regular basis.
An impure heart, however, is bound to misconstrue the presence and action of love. This distorted perception is the root of all evil in the world. Moreover, an impure heart leads to false imagination, to conclusions drawn on faulty premises. An impure heart constrains to an overall life experience marred by frustration and futility.
Why is it said that the truth sets men free? To begin with, truth clears the heart and mind of the impediments to the creative process which build up over time. Furthermore, truth liberates man from false ideas about himself, others and the world around him. Truth dispels myths, mystery, prejudice and misconceptions. Finally, truth opens the way for the clear and undistorted imagination of how life could be were it to take form through pure hearts rather than the mixture which is so common in the world today.