What’s between one’s heart and mind? Literally, about a foot. But in my case, they are a world apart.
You see. I am, or was, a big fan of the mind. Rene Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” had been my motto. Naturally, I would put critical thinking on a pedestal as the pinnacle of my efforts. That is until I discovered poetry.
Poetic examples like Mary Oliver’s “Wild Geese” and Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” not only grabbed my heart but they made it sing. Can’t explain the poets’ creativity nor duplicate or repeat them. But the passion in these poetry took my breath away.
And I like it. The question becomes how do I reconcile my heart and my mind?
I can pretend to be a more balanced person (between my heart and mind). But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Deep down, I yearn to be more a heart person, more in sync with my feeling and passion.
How do I shutter my chatty mind?