Describe a contradiction that exists between your heart and mind
My goodness, I had to go and pull a hard one out of the tin this morning didn’t I?
When I got up this morning and opened the doors and windows to let the cool morning air circulate throughout the house, I spotted a pair of pretty faced wallabies grazing on our front lawn. My heart was filled with peace and wonder at the scene before me. Unfortunately, they were startled when they saw me with the camera and bounded away before I could snap a shot. I love my mornings. The house is quiet and the day is fresh with promise. My heart sings and then my mind tells me that I have to go to work today so I must make my lunch and iron some clothes. The singing dies away to a quiet hum.
My heart urges me to spend the day writing, sewing or being with my family. My mind tells me that I have bills to pay and Christmas is an expensive time of year so I have to spend time at my place of employment. The dream of my heart is to be a best selling author and to travel the world speaking to others and motivating them to become the best they can be. I’d love to show them that living a gratitude filled life is a way of healing from depression, abuse and grief. My heart wants to assist in the healing of those who are hurting. My mind tells me that my dreams are too big and that that is all they are – dreams.
It appears that my heart and mind are in constant conflict with each other. However, I am working at re-training my mind to believe that the heart has very valid points. If you can dream it, you can do it! My mind needs to learn this lesson. It needs to stop chattering and jumping around like a monkey and listen to the heart. My mind may think it is the boss but I could not live without either it or my heart. They are a team. The mind plans what the heart feels. This constant contradiction between the two must stop. They must learn to work together – starting today! And although I must go to work, my heart will still dream.
Have a blessed day 🙂