January 12, 2015
Most minds are ‘monkey minds’ that dart every which way with things that really have little to do with inner growth. Nothing wrong with a little monkey mind, but life will be shallow if that’s most representative of your stay here on earth. We are all born in a sense with a tubula rasa mind or a mind before it receives the impressions gained from experience, less unconscious experiences inherited from parents lineage, or some would say from a past life.
Each is born with different brain capacities, all of which can be further influenced by the journey through life for abilities to cognize and develop input or not. WE are all better at some things than most everyone else. We live in a society at the moment that rewards what’s called ‘intelligence’ but is really intellect. Intellect is only a part of intelligence. Intelligent people can be bereft of intellect, and it’s achievements. Intellectual people rarely possess it’s compliment, ‘emotional evolvement’ that I call ‘emotionallect’. Together with aspects like ‘common sense’ they serve to form ‘intelligence’, which leads to ‘wisdom’.
Intellect is a ‘godsend’ that enables infinite contributions to the world. However, all love comes through relationships. The intellect may or not know that, but if unknowing, the ‘intellect person’ frequently becomes so attached to the seeming rewards from the intellect that the emotional side remains stuck in childhood and early teens at best. To be with mostly emotional aspects with little intellect or common sense is also a disaster. Bond with a skewed intellectual person and emptiness will follow whatever you are on the scale of intellect or emotional.
An overly emotional love with little common sense is a recipe for a standard up and down, hate/love battle ground. Balance and self love is the key to reducing the high odds of having to hide what you have from others. But once the ‘monkey mind’ is revealed through meditation — once we start being present with our thoughts as the observer of them — old thought patterns get broken and things begin to change in our lives.
With the balance of intellectual and emotional assets, you’ll give yourself and another the moon, the sun, the stars, and the forever presence of sensitivity and its blessing with warmth in and out of life’s challenges. Don’t be a hostage to your mind. The mind alone will fight meeting the heart. Let the heart love the mind and vise versa, with that be open to love another heart. Be open to dropping the intellect where love wants in. Just the two of these qualities you can build castles in the sky with the open mind and heart! Balance!