A Coaching Power Tool Created by Lara Atallah
(Youth & Life Coach, EGYPT)
You can find out what you’re supposed to do with your life if you really listen to your heart.- Paulo Coelho
The heart and the mind are the two most essential centers within for experiencing the world in a healthy way, for if the conduit that connects one to the other is weak or broken, these two strong centers can begin to operate independently.
Building a strong communication conduit between the heart and mind is key to healthy self development.
The heart is that aspect of yourself which knows what is true, real, meaningful, and right for you and that message is intended to flow freely into the mind where decisions can be made and actions taken to produce an experience that is progressive.
When the two centers act independently because of poor communication, the mind, having no input from the heart, begins to listen only to messages that are coming in from the material world and from the ego.
And when the mind begins to depend on the thought patterns and energies from the material world and the ego, those pathways become etched in the brain, making it more and more difficult to listen to the heart. This is the process by which our false self identity has been fashioned over the course of our lifetime, the direct result of this disconnect of the heart and mind.
For centuries, the world has elevated the MIND as the source of all intelligence. The rational, logical, analytical, aspects have been paramount in our entire decision making. The intellectual mind is a generally a solution focused mechanism. It desires to understand what is happening, to dig down, comprehend, reason out, and plan.
It’s a powerful tool to use for planning, sorting details and taking action steps. But it is not the sole place where you or I are meant to live from.
We have developed the capacity of our rational minds to the extent that we have made great cities and inventions, and in very recent years have made a huge leap in our discovery of new technologies. We have done some amazing things. But the problem is that we have left the heart behind.
We stopped acting from and making decisions from the heart and from a feeling of connectedness and oneness. We have overvalued the rational logical mind, and believe in only what we can see and experience with our bodily senses.
Ever since French philosopher and scientist, Rene Descartes uttered those famous words, “I think, therefore I am,” the world has made huge leaps in the rational sciences.