The mind and heart connection is a much discussed idea and when we experience this connection between the heart and the mind it is profound. The whole connection sounds relatively simple, but there are often major issues that prove to be an obstruction to the simplicity of the connection between the heart and the mind. In theory it is easy to think of in practice is the issue. If we disconnect from the heart, we do not know love. Yet we say we love many things. This love may be more of a surface feeling but the hart and the mind connection is a much deeper experience when we become aware of this connection.
Thoughts and feelings are intangible elements.
We think our mind is the organ the brain and our feelings the organ the heart. Emotions are intangible we cannot see them unless we act them out in love or anger. Unfortunately, the negative acts produce the most harm to us and to others. Our feelings are very real and we should not ever ignore them, but it is a task to learn to deal with our emotions. Intellectual definitions govern our lifestyle and we constantly seek to live up to those standards. We want to be someone, to achieve, make money, be powerful all these things to be are according to a definition or analysis.
What is in your heart?
The organ of the heart is obviously within us, and is a necessary organ. The heart is true it will speak to you if you are willing to listen. When we express ourselves from our heart it is usually a true expression. We build on what is with the mind when we seek to learn. The whole integration of the mind and the heart combines to form that which we are. The two are connected and are inseparable. The mind affects the heart, and the heart affects the mind.
When we come to experience this connection, we realize that everything we think affects us. Our thoughts are indeed very powerful. The power of the mind should not only be measured in terms of academic achievement or levels within a school system of learning. We think the mind is the intellect and operates separately. We know all about our feelings though, they go on through everything we experience even while we are intellectual we are emotional. Try separating the mind from your feelings and have an intellectual discussion with someone who disagrees with your point of view. The emotions will flare up and before you know it, the intellect and the emotions are in full operation.
I believe the understanding of what is in your heart is the key to harmony in this strange turmoil called life. Even if those feelings in your heart are painful ones they are the transforming aspect of our innermost nature as it develops and learns. My heart never lies to me, I have come to know my heart and how it is connected with my mind. This is the mind and heart connection.
Life circumstances will reverberate back to you as a mirror, reflecting your true image when you look into the mirror. We can see ourselves as we are from the outer appearance but the echo experience of life when compared to the mirror reflection is an inner reflection.
In my life I am preoccupied with the inner reflection. Of course the outer reflection is important, but the inner reflection becomes much louder when life itself echoes back to you in some kind of event, happening or circumstance. Everything eventually comes full circle and returns to you. The key is to acknowledge what you see.
Here is my caution in doing this one, beware of beating yourself up, as this becomes ‘exuse-itus’ one of the fastest growing dis-eases in life today. The excuse is that you find fault with yourself continuously. You sound good, remorseful, you go on about how bad you are, how you are just not really getting it and around, and around you go with self-purging talk. The problem is you sound believable, and have loads of humbleness, but this sets you up to do it all over again when the next echo of life reverberates itself in the mirror.
How to cope
I would propose something new a coping mechanism that I found useful. Acknowledge the issue, the error that brought the mirror of reflection. Let go of the small ego that is so hurt it cannot stand to be wrong and is too full of pride.
Step aside from this kind of reflection and boldly stare at the issue in the face and laugh at it. See the humorous side when you are wrong, you are wrong, so what! The world will not stop turning, life will go on. When you realize this, you give up feeling sorry for yourself and it is the end of the usual ‘excuse-itus’ stories.
Inside yourself, you know the mirror does not lie to you. When you admit this to yourself something fascinating happens; you will feel energy, an invigoration and this propels you forward. You will surprise yourself with the clear insight you have and in addition, you will know how to eliminate the error that brought you the mirror.
We all have funny patters of reaction to life, some of them are good and others are goofy (that is the fun word for it). Learn to laugh at yourself and not take yourself so seriously. Take charge of your reflection in the mirror reflection.
Is there such a model? I believe there is and will boldly attempt to define this new model as tenuous as it seems. Become adventurous and explore the spiritual and its development. This is not as difficult as it may sound when you take the time to think about such a new model. It is a milestone in your life when you begin to contemplate your spiritual nature and make sense out of newer and more advanced ideas entering the picture. The truth of the nature of the progress of spiritual development will renew us.
What is the Spirit?
The spirit, the soul, have have you seen yours lately? Spirituality is the pursuit of the concern for the higher things in life. The mind is our consciousness, and the spiritual is the contemplation and experience of the spirit or the soul. The pursuit of the Spiritual is the pursuit of the greater and lesser-known part of us. When last did you think of yourself as a spiritual being? Yesterday, at the breakfast table, you had a spiritual experience downloading the new food app to your newly acquired all-in-one kitchen computer.
The contemplation of the soul or spirit is beginning to open as we approach life very differently today than in the past. The existence and origin of things is far more interesting as we implement technology to discover our bodies, nutrition, and space exploration. These are just a few examples of subjects we touch on in one day. Our current way of life is actually causing a shift; a new model of spiritual development is taking place without our having to be secluded in a monastery or a remote cave in the mountains.
We are more sensitive and caring about others as we see and experience the heartache of life as news goes viral. Tragedies and real life events challenge our morals and cause us to think deeply about social issues. We have empathy for people all over the world as we are now connected through a different mechanism than the carrier pigeon or the horseman.
The discovery of older civilizations that existed before our history books causes a new kind of contemplation. Suddenly the time zone shifts and we go back further in time than we thought we did. In fact, we are unable to trace the origin of the human race as archeologists uncover bones and artifacts showing people like us existed on earth millions of years ago.
New knowledge of this kind puts us back on the road to ourselves. Contemplating all these new things broadens our perspective and it is then we start to understand the uniqueness of the individual. Your spirit is now closer to becoming real as you can see things differently with new information. Life is developing into a more intense, spiritual experience.
What is development?
The science of your spiritual development is happening everyday. Our cognitive senses are sharper, as is our sensitivity and awareness. For example, with online interaction, we are not just looking up information we are interacting with other minds. In reality we are developing our spiritual awareness with new faculties of comprehension.
How many times do you ‘sense’ something about a person from their email address? When you visit a website, you form a distinct impression of that site. A website is an introduction to the person or business. The vast knowledge we access brings a new sense of individual empowerment regardless of gender. Refined software creates a pleasant experience of learning. We have a whole lot more information to deal with life’s issues and we are more intelligent as a result.
The constant interaction with the old and the new presents the challenge. There is no perfect person or model to follow. The new model of spiritual development is life itself with all the changes and new ideas. You are the new model of spiritual development.
What is the inspiration that takes us in a new direction? It is not the have to, or should do that we all dislike so much. A new approach comes with the recognition the old way does not work and we look for a new way. Turn the page and start a new page. Do not worry about old pages or things in the past, see the events of today, and start afresh. What we do today affects tomorrow and the future.
The Secret of Your Future
This is done in two easy steps:
- It is up to you
- And, it is decided by you
The vision of this future comes from within you. This requires you nurturing your own life. If you neglect this, you will live to regret such neglect. The components of what you want to do are sometimes unknown. Why do we have to know everything before we have taken the steps to do what we want to do? In reality, we do not have to know.
Inside this new approach though is an emotional factor. The heart must come to heal itself of all the trials and tribulations from the past and open into the present to embrace the future. The mirror of self-reflection will show the truth of things. The adventure of the new might be intimidating at first, but after a while, the learning comes through. The human spirit is always improving and should not ever stagnate.
Close the chapter of the past and open the chapter of the present with a refreshed, intelligent approach. Infuse your mind with new ideas and thoughts and pursue these ideas, after all they are your ideas. Be inspired as the great ones gone before us were. What was it that inspired them in their contribution to society. They had a new approach.