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Distinguishing Mind from Heart

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Distinguishing Mind from Heart

“People have, for centuries, talked about and told others to ‘follow your heart.’ That’s because they instinctively know that their heart’s intuition yields the highest outcome often at the expense of the mind’s opinions, preferences and habits,” says Doc Childre in his article, Heart-Based Living. Yet, if you’re like me, you may have found at some point in your life that following your heart got you into trouble. Why? Because our mind can easily justify an emotional pull as heart intuition, and we follow that allurement, instead of our real heart. It takes practice to discern the difference.

For many of us, that practice is learned the hard way through the school of hard knocks. In the process, we may close off our heart because we don’t want to be hurt again. Many years ago, this was true for me, so I set out on a path to learn what my real heart was and to re-open it.

Doc Childre continues to discuss this process in the article: “Subtle energetic blocks accumulate in your system when you strongly imprint experiences of hurt, betrayal or any emotional pain that resulted from life interactions, or stem from self-worth problems, guilt, and more. That stored, unresolved energy often shuts you off from your heart connection, stifling the natural flow of spirit through your mental, emotional, and biological systems. You can learn to re-open your heart connection to clean out those old unresolved issues.”

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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4:31PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

love the way this one is worded;
with the practical/logical balancing the feelings/emotions

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this is life-long (worthwhile) work~

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and 'loving' work, as well,...

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we can practice endlessly, throughout our entire lives!

4:10PM PST on Mar 5, 2013

AS I HAVE SAID, THERE ARE TIMES WHEN ONE HAS TO TAKE THE PASSENGERS POSITION AND LET THE OTHER DRIVE...YOU, I BELIEVE WILL ALWAYS KNOW WHEN THAT IS!

12:01PM PST on Feb 27, 2013

worth focusing on

11:46PM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Thank you!

9:09AM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

Thanks. Life is complicated.

3:08AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

The heart has certain reasons which reason is unable to understand.

10:36PM PDT on Jun 28, 2011

thanks for sharing.

7:04PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Wonderful article. Thanks.

4:59PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

thanks for posting............

2:04PM PDT on Jun 27, 2011

Thanks.

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