© Chris Tyne 04/02/2016
The metaphor is feeling when talking about matters of the heart. The heart fluctuates depending on how you are feeling and people can develop arrhythmia's and murmurs when suffering from an inability to sort through their emotions. While emotions reside in the head because they are essentially language expressions of how people think they are feeling, true feelings do not speak rather they sound. The sounds of 'the heart' generally laugh or cry or scream or beat to its natural rhythm. Following your heart is generally about tuning into your intuition and going with the flow that feels the most comfortable. Unfortunately, most of us are unable to do this because of the societies and culture's we accord to, and so the beat goes on with love not so much the prerogative of the mind but of the heart: For no matter how much your mind may convince you that you love someone, should the feeling not accord to the story, within time your body will respond with whatever it is the heart has been unable to bear. Love is a feeling that can be induced with careful thoughts, but the inducement does have a strain on a heart that doesn't feel the same. While it is impossible to follow the heart in human living, it is possible to be aware of it and do everything mindfully possible to care for it in times of adversity. The heart is extremely important to the mind as it provides the brain with the oxygen it needs to more than adequately function. To afford the heart less importance than the mind, is to not follow it's needs and ignore the solider the mind sorely relies on for its ability to think. In that way the heart does need to be followed because the mind has the capacity to change the way it thinks whereas the heart does not. The heart is fixed in soul and purpose that needs the attention of the thinker to ensure its purpose is not thwarted by forces beyond its control. So while the mind may think it is the leader of the body, the heart holds ultimate control of its life force and without the unrelenting work of heart the mind would simply cease to exist. Therefore follow the heart is good advice from someone who is mindful of its importance not only to their thinking processes, but to their good fortune to have a heart feeding life into their thoughts.
© Chris Tyne 04/02/2016
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