“Don't allow your mind
to tell your heart what to do.
The mind gives up easily."
— Paulo Coelho
[Classic post from 2-27-16]
I immediately began to laugh when I read this quote. I think that happened because it screams the truth to me.
How many times have you, as I have, tried to use logic and reasoning in matters of the heart? Way too often here. Matters of the heart, I think, do not lend themselves to such trivia as logic and reasoning. You've probably heard that phrase, “the heart knows." What a great way to show the difference. The heart knows and the mind is trying to dissect it, analyze it, restructure it, and explore all the nooks and crannies of it. But the heart knows for sure.
So what is needed then? Trust. When we realize that the heart knows best, and the heart knows the deepest part of us and is connected to All-That-Is as we allow that, then to trust in that is not only a blessing, it is a godsend.
As we catch ourselves trying to figure things out with our thinking, we might pause from time to time and check in with our hearts. There is where the wisdom is. There is where our best interests and best directions are. There is where our real life is. There is where we can dwell as often and as luxuriously as we so choose. There is the best of us, our callings, our passions, and our fullest knowing.
From a practical, living day to day point of view, how do we separate the needs of the mind and the guidance of the heart? Well, that's the problem in a nutshell, don't you think? It is the separation. It is, after all, THE separation. What is true and truer every day from my learning is that the more we desegregate these, the better. Can one live an effective life only from the heart? Absolutely!
And What A Life It Will Be!
Spread Some Joy Today–by allowing your joy to flow freely. There is no need to save it for special occasions. Let it flow.