“The longest journey you will ever take is from your head to your heart. Your mind believes the words it speaks. It tells you stories about everything, yet it seldom stops to ask if they are true. Love or fear–the mind knows mostly fear; the heart remembers love.”Susan Gregg from Mastering the Toltec Way
This idea that the most difficult journey we ever face in our lifetime is the one we take from our head or brain to our heart is one that I was introduced to by a dear friend of mine not long ago.
Mona runs an Alternative and Holistic Health Center here in South Carolina called Beautiful Mind. She’s very knowledgeable about the mechanics of our brains, but her grandfather was also a Buddhist Monk. It was an idea that he introduced to her.
To be honest, the idea was not something I ever contemplated.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been something of a “mental creature”. This not to say I’m not “strong of heart”. As an empath, I feel quite deeply, but in instances when I’m faced with a challenge, I tend to react and contemplate it with my mind first.
Did you know that the heart is called the “little brain”? Because it has cells within it that resemble those that are present in our brains.
When I first discovered this, I was blown away. Wow!
Here is a video of an interview with Gregg Braden in which he discusses how to Harmonize the Heart and Brain. (Source: Hay House) I figure he can explain it a lot better than I, having more practice with it.
And if you want to learn even more, The Heart Math Institute focuses on Heart Coherence (I believe that’s what it’s called) research.
Until next time, dear friend, may your heart beat strong and true.