Saturday, April 04, 2009

The battle between the heart and the head

I am sure many people reading this can identify with the battle we sometimes go through, about whether to listen to our hearts or our heads. This paragraph from Carolyn Myss’s book ‘Sacred Contracts’ seems to be very insightful of what actually goes on (for me anyway):

“We frequently don’t know why we do the things we do, or why we have to cope with inexplicable fears. This leads to painful conflict when we feel one way and act another, separating mind and heart.
Living with mind and heart divided is like having two battle encampments within, each one fighting for authority over our power of choice. When isolated from each other the heart and mind are each handicapped; the mind tends to be become hyperrational, and the heart, overly emotional. This imbalance of forces fragments our power. And like a nation in which opposing forces are constantly at war with each other, when our nature os fragmented, it is vulnerable to being dominated by fear. As Jesus said, ‘If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand’ (Mark 3:24).”

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