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Tug of War Between Our Mind & Our Heart

by Guest Author Preeti Abrol

There is a constant tug of war taking place between our heart and mind at every step of our lives.

While some swear by Logic, the majority of us follow our hearts. After all, the heart is the center of all our emotions, love and compassion.

What about you?

Do you listen to your heart or your mind?

Most of us have no control over our heart the minute we give it away. We don’t think of the consequences at the time. That’s our human nature at play.

With us humans, it’s all well, if it ends well, but the minute it is rejected or broken, we point fingers at the mind for not guiding us correctly at-

“What was I thinking?” How could this have happened?

Why didn’t I apply my mind?

How could I be so blind?

Accusations, accusations, and more accusations.

But the question is –

Where is the mind at the time?

Do we actually lose our minds?

“Bah! “says the mind. “I told you so. I was constantly nagging and nudging to make sure you were logical about your emotional well-being, yet you chose to ignore the facts.”

As the mind once lamented: ‘Dear heart,

How many times have I told you not to take decisions on your own? Now suffer!

So, on the one hand, we have a mind that is cold, calculating, hard and analytical and on the other is a mushy heart which empathizes with people.

So, when we hear a sad story, the heart takes over, while the mind that could arouse any suspicion is drowned out. It’s a battle between empathy and analysis.

So, what is the ideal solution?

Should we wear our heart on our sleeve or close our hearts and open our minds?

Following our heart gives us a sense of emotional satisfaction because deep down our heart knows best. Our heart guides us and fills us with compassion.

On the other hand, it’s necessary to delve into our minds as well, if we want to avoid getting hurt. In my opinion, considering both is better than being led blindly into murky waters.

Although the verdict usually is – Love always triumphs over Logic, there’s no harm in consulting your mind as well.

At least, try it once. You may not like it, but you will definitely not regret it.

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