The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. ~ Bertrand Russell
We can intellectualize the world’s problems forever, debating who created them and how we can change them, but one thing is for certain when it comes to our ability to evolve to the next step of humanity – we’ve got to get out of our heads and into our hearts.
We need to be fools. We need to get a little crazy, in fact. Quite literally – lose our minds. Lose the ever-thinking, conniving, worrying, strategizing ways of the intellect which hold up true progress. Sure, the human intellect is amazing, it came up with post-it notes and pumpkin pie, but it also devised the atom bomb, fracking, and water fluoridation.
The heart doesn’t ‘think’ like that. It just loves. It throws caution to the wind and includes everyone in the discussion. It doesn’t draw impenetrable boundaries or lines in the sand.
“Remember the emphasis on the heart. The mind lives in doubt and the heart lives in trust. When you trust, suddenly you become centered.” ~ Osho
Besides – the heart isn’t as dumb as we make it out to be. According to Rollin McCraty, Director of Research at the Institute of HeartMath, the heart’s electromagnetic field is 5,000 times stronger than that of the cranial brain. This means that our hearts are taking in signals from our own bodies, and the world around us – other people, and energies, both seen and unseen.
What’s even better? The heart acts as a sophisticated information encoding and processing center that enables it to learn, remember, and make independent functional decisions – and it does this all without our ‘thinking.’
The HeartMath Institute gives us yet another reason to get out of our heads. The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field in the body. The electrical field as measured in an electrocardiogram (ECG) is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the brain waves recorded in an electroencephalogram (EEG).
So while we laud the academic feats of scholarly geniuses who wrestle with the material world, we ignore the greater wisdom of the heart.
Our hearts are so smart that when we touch, signals travel to that beating lump in our chests which tell us a myriad number of things about the other person. In simple terms, it’s called energy exchange – and it is an intelligent act carried out primarily through the heart’s electromagnetic field.
“When you judge you project your shadows onto others. When you love you project your inner light.” ~ Aine Belton
It is the thinking mind which separates, which judges, which tears apart, and it is the light of love that can wash away the troubles of this world. Lose your mind. Gain your wisdom.
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