Gentle and wise, Blondin's approach is characterized by the bedside manner of devoted midwife to your healing process. Like her voice, it is a soothing poultice for the weary-but-spirited seeker. Heart Minded will crack you open down the middle from page one. It is all at once a centering meditation, a practice and an olive branch extended into the depths of your soul.” —Pixie Lighthorse, author of Prayers of Honoring
“We suffer when we become separated from our deepest, truest nature. Heart Minded offers us guidance on the sacred journey home…helping us to awaken from our busy, never satisfied minds to the heartspace where love is always and already right here.” —Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance
"A relevant, practical guide, full of inspiration to help you clear the channel of your heart and follow your truth.” —Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice You
“Gentle and wise, Blondin's approach is characterized by the bedside manner of devoted midwife to your healing process. Like her voice, it is a soothing poultice for the weary-but-spirited seeker. Heart Minded will crack you open down the middle from page one. It is all at once a centering meditation, a practice and an olive branch extended into the depths of your soul.” —Pixie Lighthorse, author of Prayers of Honoring
“There is so much that can be said about this collection of work. It embodies a bold truth that encourages self-reflection. Heart Minded unleashes the inner magic of unfolding to bloom.” —Alexandra Elle, author of Neon Soul, Words from a Wanderer, and Love in My Language
"In a world fraught with separation, anxiety, and distraction there can never be enough positive attention given, never enough prayer, never enough books about love. Heart Minded is the antidote, the great reminder, to be heart and love focused moment to precious moment. Raw, direct, and accessible, this book invites and instructs you, as Mary Oliver once advised, to "love the soft animal of your body." Sarah Blondin, with equal softness of voice and heart, says, in effect, yes, it's safe 'to step into the wisdom of your own sensitivity' with heart wide open (listen up, fellow men, this is not a book for women alone!). Here you will find healing, creativity, and bright awakening beyond your wildest dreams." —Albert Flynn DeSilver, author of Writing as a Path to Awakening
“Seems the great 14-century Persian mystic Hafiz may have written an endorsement for this book years ago. As a famous rendering of some of his verse by me goes:
‘How did the rose ever open its heart and give to the world
all of its beauty?
It felt the encouragement of light -- of love -- against its
being, otherwise one might remain too frightened.’
The heart, even on its better days, can be just one wing needed to fly.
The other wing -- love from someone else, or from a beautiful creature,
or some synergy with a gorgeous mountain or sky -- can cause your
spirit to awake, unfurl, give thanks and know joy.
Sarah Blondin and her love, and this beautiful book, can be a golden wing, I bet, to many. I hope this book helps the whole world to dance.” --Daniel Ladinsky, international bestselling poet & author