Head vs Heart
Yes one of the oldest battles in the history of man. Can I shed light on this epic battle? I hope so; let’s start with misconceptions. The head is always logical, it always makes a good sound decision based on facts. The heart is always emotional and every decision is irrational. The truth is that both the head and heart are both.
Let’s start with the head; it is true that the mind can take in a wealth of information and based on experience and research can make a logical decision. But unfortunately we rarely act on pure logic. The mind instead tries to justify the answer that the Ego wants. What do I mean by this? Well how many times in your life have you gone ahead with a decision because it was the outcome you wanted? Often we look at facts and interpret them as we see fit. This is partly because of who we are but mostly because the Ego wants us to move in a particular direction to try and satisfy its longing for something.
The heart/soul on the other hand can make very emotional decisions. We can feel the hurt or pain sometimes leading us to things that we would not rationally choose even if the head is telling us something different. I often call these reactions, knee jerk! They make no real sense except to us at the time. But the heart can lead us to true joy, when we are able to move beyond the emotion and truly feel the correct outcome we align ourselves with God/universe and we move in the direction we are meant to move.
So how do we choose? This epic battle has gone on for so long because there is no easy answer to this. For the head we need to detach ourselves from the outcome and try to look at the true facts, not the ones we have created. For the heart we need to move beyond the emotional response and feel the true connection with everything. The balance between the two can take a lifetime to perfect and understand but if we acknowledge the challenges with each we move closer to the true answer.
Meditation is a great way to quiet the noise of the Ego and connect with our true self and sometimes just taking a breath or taking time can move us away from the emotional response and into a place of true connection. Allow yourself to become aware of these internal battles and just by becoming aware you can begin to change your life.
The bottom line is we do not have to accept the battle we have to acknowledge the challenges and find our true connection with everything.
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “Acknowledge the immediate response that both the head and heart can give us. Move beyond this response and find the true connection with everything for through this connection everything is possible!”