Dilemma: Mind v. Heart


It is a never-ending fight; the one between your mind and your heart. Your mind is complex, innovative, and man-kinds biggest mystery. Your heart is fearless, intuitive, and the master of the unexpected. It is life’s greatest game.

You’ve been told that your heart is blind, that if it has failed you before that you should follow your mind. You’ve been told that your mind will give you the logical choice. What they don’t tell you is that your mind is an irrational and complicated place to be. What they don’t tell you is that your heart will pound harder when faced with tough decisions.

What they don’t tell you is that either way you get hurt.

What they don’t tell you is that they can both be right.

They both can be wrong.

Your mind is where logic resides; where you can analyze everything that has happened and thoroughly sift through your thoughts. It’s where we all establish our ‘pro and con’ lists. But your mind is also where fear lives and disguises itself as rational thinking. Your mind will come up with all the reasons for you to stay within your comfort zone and never step away from it.

Your heart is where your intuition kicks in. It is where your little voice is born and guides you. Your heart is your best indicator of your common sense. Born in your heart is your passion to push yourself, to take the risks. Born in your heart is resonance. Your heart will tell you what you need to do to fulfill that void.

Follow your heart.

Open your mind.

When you find yourself here, contemplating which one dominates your life. Your mind or your heart. Whether your mind is the brilliant one and your heart is naive. Whether your mind is irrational and your heart is centred. From time to time, it will be your heart that gives you reason. From time to time, it will be your mind that tells you to take the risk.

When it comes to feeling, and really feeling, you have to be somewhere in the middle. You have to know when to take the leap and when to reel yourself in. You have to know when to leave things to fate, to chance. You have to experience everything as it comes at you. You have to say yes and you have to say no. You have to put yourself out there.

Listening to your mind doesn’t provide insurance.

Following your heart won’t leave you heartbroken.

You have to tell your own mind that your heart will fix itself. You have to tell your mind that those memories, the ones that you’ve locked away and pushed aside, are the things that hurt. You have to tell your mind that the nights that you were left up at night crying over something that destroyed you, will get better. You have to tell your mind that it has to move on, your heart just needs a little time.

Inside your mind are things you live by.

Inside your heart are things you die for.

You have to clear both your mind and heart. Start fresh. This is where you will find balance, this is where the war will be quieted. Small battles will rage on and that is okay, it means you are fighting for something that will be worth it, it is always worth it. When you have come to the end, you just have to make sure that you are going in the direction of where you want to go. You have to be somewhere that reflects your best self because there will be times when you have to defend your choices. Protect them. They are your own, not theirs.

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