May 3, 2021
Stop and not think, and feel the pleasurable ‘no mind’ experience. The heart and the mind are not always friendly to each other. The worst use of the intellect, is to ignore the heart, and worse yet to deny it. In today’s world, the minds of humankind have become divorced from the heart. Heart emotions have become compartmentalized and put into a closet replaced by the mind, not to mention chasing satisfaction of the appetites. Relegating the heart to an often non used appendage of the mind is a course on the path to battles with who you are close to including yourself. Being overdependent on the mind, while with a struggling heart, will deceive the mind that it’s always ‘the other’ person who causes the fracas.
The end result of over intellectualizing consistently is to dig deeper and deeper into habits of marginalizing positive emotions. There is a time to control emotions and a time to totally ‘let go’. A good measurement is to avoid negative emotions and yet being the watcher of them when they come or arise, and that is in itself a positive choice. The negative is a ‘teacher’ for those aware and able to let the heart be a helpful guest.
Wisdom avoids fighting the mind to the best of its ability. Wisdom sees the benefit in all and is able to convert any perceived negativity to its highest consciousness. As you see life, be it as a struggle or as something to be enjoyed, life as you see it will be as you see it. It’s a mirror of how you think and are or not in harmony with mind and heart. You attract what you give out. Avoid the dissonant or at least keep ‘the measure of your inner harmony’. Mind creates battle, heart moves in the opposite direction.