We have heard of sayings such “Mind over Matter”. What about “Heart over Mind?” I have come to realize a simple way to live better – More heart, less mind. 

“Your heart knows the way, run in that direction.”  – Rumi

One thing worth thinking about is that our mind can get conditioned, influenced by our environment, people, events and so many other factors, a lot of which are out of our control. However, these forces can’t really influence our heart, how we feel. Only something that is truly close to our inner being, will move our heart. 

One of my favorite quotes of all time is by Maya Angelou.

 “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

It’s all about the feelings. And feelings are felt in the heart, not in the mind. 

We often have “change of mind” and then another one and we are back to the same place we started with. You may have heard of the joke – How many politicians do you need to change the light bulb? Two: one to change it and another one to change it back again.

But “change of heart” is often irreversible. 

There are so many decisions we make in everyday life and many of those require sound logical judgement. But there are also things in life that are matters of our heart. And we just have to acquire the wisdom to know the difference.

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