For a long time I wanted to believe that human beings were guided by their mind. I don’t think that any more.
Despite what some might say, I strongly believe we are driven ultimately by our heart, and what we actually care about will invariably be followed by action. It is just how it works.
I really don’t think people need to be told to follow their heart, that’s going to happen notwithstanding our self direction. But I do think we need to be reminded to use our mind to consider what our heart’s about and reform it as needed. Let’s face it, human beings are both a beautiful and a wicked bunch. Our hearts can be pretty damn selfish, and in all honesty, more often than not that is our default.
My lane. Hey, what is that car doing coming into my lane? Get OUT.
We follow our heart by natural instinct, it takes no effort. But I think it takes a measure of thoughtfulness and patience to recognize that our heart is pliable. And that we are meant to ply.
And if you’re wondering, I did not just make up that word, haha! It’s a real word. I guess we don’t use it any more.
And just to be clear, I don’t think there is anything wrong with following our heart per se, it’s wired that way. But I don’t think we need to be told to do it. That would be like telling me, ‘Hey Jen, don’t forget to breath today, or don’t forget you like In-N-Out and hey, lets be mindful to keep that heart beating, ok?’
Yeah thanks. I’ll be sure to do that.
Gosh, I hope I don’t forget I like In N Out.
What may be more adventagious for us to contemplate is, what is my heart about? Am I constantly thinking about myself and what will serve me? If so, maybe my mind needs to step in and remind me that I am not the sole person on this planet and no, the world is not orbiting Jen.
Exaggeration? Maybe, but maybe not. Think about it.
Are you thinking about cheeseburgers now? Because I am.
But in all seriousness, I think it takes a level of attentiveness, honesty and self control to actually take a look at one’s heart and work with it instead of just getting up and going on default mode. There are seasons I do it, and there are times I don’t. And trust me, there is a difference.
And when it comes down to it, I don’t want my heart running wild without my mind, thats just cray cray. And despite what Disney may tell you, really not very sexy.
So let the world see that magnificent mind of yours seeping through your heart. It’s a rare thing in this world, and a beautiful one.