Wednesday, May 11, 2011

When the Heart and Mind Lie to Each Other!

What happens when your heart doesn't go along with what your mind is telling you? They are acting like they do not belong to the same body. Which one do we listen to? When I think about the mind and heart, they should be intertwined... But I think mine is on two different paths... I've been thinking over the past months how much I depend upon my feelings. I may think I'm being logical, but I often make decisions based on how I feel...


The Mind:

Your brain should be for logical thinking and reasoning things out... There are days I wonder about this when my thinking is all jumbled up or chaos abounds in there... Or maybe when there is nothing there at all.. What then... Are you brainless or what? I would think that the brain would act like the parent or guardian of the heart... It has the ability to tell you yes or no...  You brain should  be able to lead you in the right direction and point out the pros and con's of what is about to happen... Maybe I am wrong, not sure...

The mind is where I wage most of my battles in life. It’s with my mind, that my distrust and fears come alive and are out of control... When things aren't working out as I think they should, I will think and ponder on them till I have exhausted all thoughts...

The Heart:

My heart knows what the it wants,  a lot of times I just want to turn my mind off and see what would happen. Following the heart can be a bit tricky and get you in alot of trouble... There are so many days that I want to believe the best about someone and then it backfires... One of the traits of a Christian is the desire to help others. But when should we not be helping... I have always thought that we should forgive 70 times 7, we are to turn the other cheek, give our cloak if someone asks... So when you help others out of a real need on their part, when is a good time to say no... Or should the word no even be used?

I’ve always lived life by my heart. I’ve struggled with that somewhat because when it comes to the heart, that means it comes to feelings... And I’ve learned over time, that it is not easy to be a person that follows the heart, because you can get hurt easily... I wonder if it is more important to follow your heart since when I accepted Christ into my heart, it was more of a heart and soul thing than I thinking thing... Maybe that is just too simple...

We are told somewhere in the Bible to not let our heart deceive us. So what does that really mean? Does that mean that our hearts aren't what leads us and that we should be using our minds more? If I relied on my mind to lead me lately, I think I would be in a worse world of hurt... So which is right?
  

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandie,

I see you finally got this post done. Wasn't we talking about this two weeks ago. I like what you said and that you were able to put your thoughts into words, even though it took two weeks, wink wink. I would say to not trust what your heart says.

Sandie said...

Hi there... Yeah, some of my posts, especially the ones that I have posted lately have had to take alot of time and help in making sure they make sense when it is in writing... This one was in my drafts for a couple weeks and been working on it off and on... Finally someone last night read it and tweeked or, or should I say asked me questions, then tweeked it... If I relied on my brain for it all to make sense, I would be fired as an amature blogger... I'm not sure I would trust how my brain thinks though... If I did that, I would be in a world of hurt... But to find balance or soemthing is needed... Just not sure how that happens right now...

Pinks said...

Fortunately or unfortunately I have learned that the heart rarely listens to the brain. Sometimes I think the heart has a brain of it's own :(

How nice it would be if the brain could win out in telling me what the pros and cons are when the heart doesn't want to listen.

Just last week my heart was pulling so hard in the other direction that the brain couldn't keep up. I think it gave up. At least for now I know that the pros out weighed the cons. Hopefully it stays that way.