Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Head or The Heart
The Head or The Heart
By Jerome Dechant
Feb. 29, 2012
You can tell, if you take the time to be observant, when a person is speaking from his/her head or his/her heart. The head doesn’t express or comprehend emotions, it is cold and void of such expression because the head doesn’t feel. The mind is an analytical data retrieval, storage and output device. A person who lives his/her life expressing primarily through the mind, radiates the certainty, or uncertainty of that which he/she believes to be true. Typical words or phrases used by a predominately Mind based person are, “I think,” “I believe” “I know.”
The heart feels, therefore its expressions are emotions. The heart is not at all analytical therefore; its expressions are not logical or well founded in data type facts. A person who lives his/her life expressing primarily through the heart, radiates the emotions he/she embodies. Typical words or phrases used by a predominately Heart based person are: “I feel” “I sense” “I love” ”I appreciate” I’m happy or I’m sad.
The mind speaks of emotional things but does not really comprehend them because emotions are not the purview of the head. Likewise, the heart speaks of logic, but doesn’t really comprehend logic because logic is not the purview of the heart.
Fortunately, a person can function in a state where the mind and heart harmoniously work together and function as one so as to temper the logic of the mind with the illogical feelings of the heart, and visa versa with the heart and mind.
There may be those who think logic is better than feelings and those who feel emotions are better than logic. These perspectives are divisive, they are “either or” type perspectives, not “and” type perspectives.
The person who adopts the inclusive perspective, benefits by accepting and allowing and incorporating what some might consider radically opposed perspectives. By incorporating all the parts, the resulting life expression is fuller and richer than any life expression which only allows for a “this or that” or “parts” perspective.
There are reasons why we have a head and a heart, why we have a right hand and a left hand, why we have 2 eyes, 2 feet and so one. Each part functioning properly enables us to have a full life experiencing, not possible without all parts being brought together and functioning as one.
That last statement speaks to a human being in physical form, but expanding the understanding, one can see the principle applies on a grander scale as well. It applies to neighborhoods, cities, states, countries, planets and so on.
Consider how you express your life, consider whether you are a “parts perspective” person, or a “whole perspective” person, or some combination between those extremes.
If you are primarily focused in the parts perspective, it is useful to realize the limitations of that perspective, and to realize that expanding your perspective reduces the limitations one with a “parts perspective” is confronted with.
If you are a “whole perspective” person, it is natural to have compassion and understanding for those still expressing within the confines of their limited parts perspective. By the nature of your broader understanding and perspective, you are empowered to be able to open the door through which the expanding of the parts perspectives is enabled and encouraged.
Then it is a matter of allowing the parts to naturally find the door and thereby unfold into a broader perspective and life expression. When the door is open, it is the passage through which the parts realize the whole; where the Head and Heart are known to be aspects of the one being.