What must we follow, the orders of our mind or the calling of our heart? Intellectuals would prefer to follow what their brain is telling them, while compassionate individuals tend to follow the plea of their hearts. But what should we consider the heart that pleads or the brain that controls? Technically, the two are, inseparable, they co-exist with each other. The heart providing blood to the brain and the brain regulating the function of the heart in return. In scientific sense, the brain is the central controlling unit and the heart is just a muscle that supplies and regulates the flow of blood in our system. Without the brain, we die. Without the heart we perish! So who do we consider? Is it Mr. Brain or Mr. Heart?
People; tend to reason out that we should follow the mind, for God put it above the heart. But have we considered the fact that the heart was put in its place to be protected? Yes, I also believed in that before, we should follow the mind because it’s above, it’s the master, it controls! But a simple song, struck me so badly, that I reconsidered what I believed in. The song says, “Sometimes you wanna run away, Aint got no patience for the pain, and if you don’t believe you look into your heart the beat goes on.”
A simple question came running through my mind, who among the brain and the heart easily gives up? -the brain. It is our brain, telling us to give up when we are in the midst of obstacles. It is the brain that questions “are we going to overcome this seemingly insurmountable problem?” It is the brain that doubts, it doubts what are we capable of. It is the brain that easily gives up! And what does our heart do? It still pumps blood. It still beats reminding us, that, “hey! We are still functioning, the other parts of your body, so, you’re still alive! C’mon why don’t you try overcoming your obstacles when you still can?” And that is the time when your brain reconsiders everything, “the heart tells me I’m still alive, I still can!” But most often than not, people give into what the doubting brain tells them.
I think we should start reconsidering, what must we follow, is it the doubting brain or the courageous heart? I’m not saying to follow your heart all the time, or your brain all the time also, but we should weigh and reconsider.
It is one of the many mysteries we can’t even decipher, we don’t know why God put our brains above our hearts and why God positioned our hearts in its rightful place. It is a mystery whether to follow the controlling and the doubting brain or the will of a courageous heart. It is for you to reconsider…