Balancing Head & Heart

A friend & I were comparing my Soul Wish vision board workshop (see my Nov. 7,2011 post) & her “What’s On Your Mind?” class.  Mine addresses the desires of the heart & hers identifies what’s going on in the head.  While I have participants let go of their mind chatter & intuitively create a collage that reveals what matters most to them on a subconscious level, she has people search for words or images in magazines that directly relate to what’s on their minds.

I hate to admit this but I’m certain the images representing my thoughts would be completely disconnected from my heart’s desire right now.  While my heart aches for nature, love, beauty, peace, harmony, & time to do things I enjoy with people I care about, my mind worries about bills, work, chores, & things I cannot control.  Not always but the point is that there is an obvious disconnect between what I want in my life & what I’m allowing to rule my head.  Yes, I said it, “What I’m ALLOWING to rule my head.”   What we focus on is our choice. 

Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand”, in reference to slavery in the United States.  Aren’t those words also true of a person whose heart & head are divided?

A person with a divided heart & mind will suffer dis-ease, which can lead to disease- physical, emotional, & mental.  People in this position say things like, “I’m torn” or “I’m being pulled in two directions”.  A person who harmonizes their heart & head is more balanced in every way.  How does one create balance once imbalance is recognized?  Hands.  Hands?  Yes, hands.  Use your hands to create something, anything… art, a wonderful meal, a garden.  Use your hands to help others… people, animals, the environment.  Use your hands to hug, caress, build, & support.  Get out of your head & into your heart through your hands.


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