Heart and Brain

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

It's about the role of both the heart and the brain in receiving guidance about the situations and decisions of life.

HEART AND BRAIN

 

We think and feel with the help of our brains. We invite our brains into our decision making. We learn and acquire knowledge through our brains. Our brains help us imagine wild things, believe in things. That's what science says. But we never say, listen to your brain when it comes to making tough life decisions, we say listen to your heart. Well, that makes sense. Our brains are already very loud, thought traffic, emotional roller coasters, wrestling match of philosophies, so much is going on in there. And they have a tendency to get busy with the worst-case scenarios. The pros and cons list is a great help but, you still feel the resistance in your body. Do you wonder why?

The heart is a pumping organ. Really? Is it just a pumping organ and nothing else? Intelligence lies in the brain whereas, wisdom lies in the heart. The brain is a map that shows many paths crossing over and entangled. When you give clear directions. When you tell what is point A and what is point B, then the path becomes clear and front and center. The brain is an amazing resource. We must use it wisely and not get used by it. Our brains receive knowledge but, it's our hearts that receive guidance. Actually, our brains receive information only.

The brain is curious while the heart can be ok with not knowing everything. Not knowing does not equate with ignorance. It's just a humble way of letting go of things that are beyond our logic and comprehension. I  want to mention here something that we often treat things that are beyond our logic as against our logic. There is a difference between something being "beyond" and something being "against". The concept of God is beyond our logic but not against it.  The brain doesn't get that. It gets stuck into the spiral of endless and sometimes fruitless questions and arguments. That's where we must give the charge to our hearts because they know when we hit the ceiling. Another thing is our brains only save us from the outside dangers whereas, our hearts guard us against the inside dangers of our soul. Our brains require hustle, focus, and strain. When we study, we focus, we make calculations, we brainstorm, shortlist, solve puzzles. Our hearts require relaxation, surrender, submission, letting go. When we surrender we stop resisting. When we let go of our idea of life, you know! all the "shoulds" of our conversations, only then we tap into the wisdom that this universe contains. 

We often associate personality with our brains and character with our hearts. What happens when we get a heart transplant? If our character is really tied with our hearts, what then? Great question brain! I think our hearts are the gateway to connect to our souls. The heart is an employee of the soul. When we get the transplant, we get another employee but the employer remains the same. Our brains see parts but our hearts see the whole. Our brains want to save us from the scarcity in this world while our hearts see our souls as the source of abundance. 

We need both the brain and the heart. We need the best of both of these wonderful resources we have at our disposal. Our brains deal with intelligence which is comprised of thinking, imagination, emotions, logic, and reasoning. Our hearts invite wisdom through prayer, meditation, faith, minimalism, solitude, and love. We need hard work, strain and we also need relaxation. Being too satisfied with not knowing and being too curious about everything, both are dangerous.


Submitted: January 12, 2021

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