The brain is kind of like an analog processor. It just chugs along and it is looking for the familiar. It is constantly looking for something familiar to attach itself to because that makes it feel safe. That is its job. It compares.

Do I feel in a familiar situation right now and does this feel like something I have been through before and do I know what to do here? That is what the brain is thinking. If you get a “no” to any of that, that is when the brain starts to go into resistance, starts to really look for something that feels familiar, so that you will feel like “based on my past experience, I know how to deal with this,” which isn’t necessarily always true. Things can be different in this situation. Because a certain thing happened the last time, it doesn’t mean it is going to happen this time.

When the heart is listened to, it sends a signal to the brain (an afferent nerve current that goes up) and it goes to the brain. It tells the brain what to do. Now, we know what a tussle that can be when we are going back and forth, back and forth. When we become aware of the fact that we are doing it, that is the key – ah-ha! Here I am. My heart is saying I want to do this in this situation and my mind is saying such and such; then we can stop ourselves and examine what we are doing and why we are doing it. That is why I say it is a practice because if people really want to ingest this and take it in and begin to do it, it is going to be something that happens every moment of every day. You are going to catch yourself looking at something and doing something by rote rather than allowing the brain to receive new information and trying something new on for size. Take baby-steps. Don’t go out and do something like quit your job because that is what your heart is telling you for the very first thing you are going to do.

Do something small so you can feel what it feels like to do it and you can find out that something bad is not going to happen to you because you are following your heart until you get to a place where you are feeling comfortable and then you can take the bigger steps.

121 Responses to “Heart VS Brain”

  1. omg what a awesome blog, hard to find great blogs now a days. Shared on my Myspace! Thanks for the post.

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