The Heart is not a judge of truth

will's picture

We often tell people to listen to their Heart, and really listening to the feelings of the Heart instead of all the thoughts in the mind is the key to rediscovering the Divine. However, people are so mind-oriented that this can be very difficult and confusing at first. There's a common pitfall here, and that's trying to use your Heart in the same way you use your mind.

People talk about asking their Heart something, and there's a subtle illusion that is promoted through this. If you're asking your Heart something, if you see it that way, what is the "you" that is doing the asking? It's the mind asking the Heart, you're taking the perspective of the mind to try and get information from your Heart.

While this is probably a more effective way of going about things than simply listening to your mind, it's not the same as really getting in touch with your Heart. I say this because your Heart is more "you" than your mind is. A truly Heart-centered person doesn't ask their Heart anything, they are their Heart, and they simply Feel. It's just Flowing in the Present, not trying to figure out what's true or false, not making predictions for the future. The Heart, your connection to your Higher Self, will show you how to truly Live.

If you try to interpret what your Heart is telling you through your mind, sooner or later you're going to be disappointed. You cannot understand the Unlimited through that which is limited. What would it look like if the Heart really was an accurate way to predict the future? Well spiritual people wouldn't have any problems with money any more, they'd simply go to the horse tracks, place a few bets and they'd have more money than they know what to do with. Sometimes it does work, but then again, even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while.

What your mind desires is rarely the same as what's best for your evolution. Your mind will build up desires, while your Heart shakes you free from those bonds. Many people attempt to exploit the Heart's intuition as a way to fulfill their desires, and this is a misuse of the Heart. Sooner or later a person is going to crash and burn doing things this way. People then often believe their Heart betrayed them, because their Heart didn't meet the expectations of their mind. Please understand that you cannot know the motivations of your Heart through the filter of your mind. The mind must been seen through the Heart, not the other way around.


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As A Man Thinketh

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James Allen wrote a very short book by that title  which was first published in 1902.  It continues to be a precise look at the mind and heart.  You can listen to it by clicking the image below...


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