In Poetry & Prose: The Heart Is Where The Head Finds Solace…
Over the years, it has become clear that my heart has never misled me or guided me to do things that didn’t help me grow… I think when some read the WP prompt, they think of love and passion and such matters of the heart; these are valid but not the entire picture of the promptings of the heart. When the muse comes calling, it engages both our mind and our heart as we can’t do the work without both. When we produce inspiring work, or help a sick neighbor to their door, or feed the cat and walk our dog, we follow the promptings of our heart and use our head to do the rest … The heart is where the head finds solace.
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.” Anon
When I left my birthplace to move to a foreign land, it was the calling of my heart that guided me and took me safely to that new shore. My head encouraged me to stay when challenges stood in my way, and while I swayed this way and that, and hummed and hawed and whined a lot, I never turned my back to the fact that my heart held steady and calmed me. It took some time to adjust to this new land, but my heart assured me I will not go astray. Then my head and heart completed the affirmation by helping me stay focused on my chosen path … The heart is where the head finds solace.
While we may sometimes find that love took a wrong turn, and passions waned when lovers strayed, we still must listen to the ticking of our heart for it never leads us astray. The heart can give us nerves of steel, for it is in the heart where courage dwells. We cannot be like steel flowers; all mind and words with little rasa… we must include the heart … The heart is where the head finds solace. More Below.
“Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Rumi
Heart by Rumi
The deliciousness of milk and honey is the reflection of the pure heart:
from that heart the sweetness of every sweet thing is derived.
The heart is the substance, and the world the accident:
how should the heart’s shadow be the object of the heart’s desire?
Is that pure heart the heart that is enamored of riches or power,
or is submissive to this black earth and water of the body,
or to vain fancies it worships in the darkness for the sake of fame?
The heart is nothing but the Sea of Light:
is the heart the place of vision of God–and then blind?
The heart takes us to places the head can only think of… when our life journey takes us to new places, on vacation or for retreats, our heart remembers, records and packs our memories away; to call on them another day. I like Rumi’s take on the pure heart; I believe it is what sustains our world… that and the guardian angels of the heart. They help the head follow the promptings of the heart; to make decisions that stop our world from falling apart … The heart is where the head finds solace.
“Every breath you take/And every move you make/Every bond you break, every step you take/I’ll be watching you.” The Police
I don’t know if you’ve had this experience; that sense of a knowing presence speaking to you directly through your heart… A great yoga master once said that God speaks to our hearts and so do our guardian angels… but we must be quiet and open to listen; for all our answers reside there. When you lose a special item and you ask for divine help, where does the answer come from? How do you hear it? Is it a sensing, a knowing, a quiet voice, a quick image? Where do they emanate from… I dare say they come directly from the heart … for the heart is where the head finds solace.
What about you? What are your thoughts? What guides you; your heart or your head or both? How do you make the most important decisions in your life? Do share! Thank you.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Are you driven by your head or your heart? and from MamaKat’s Writers Workshop: The Police said it best when they said, “Every breath you take/And every move you make/Every bond you break, every step you take/I’ll be watching you”. Write about a time you believed someone was watching you
Positive Motivation Tip: Follow the calling of your heart, it will not mislead you…
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: Photos via Heart by Petlouda62, Swan Heart by Mozzercork, heart by zen, heartflower by forest glades i wander, and heartflower1 by daniel doman, and love hearts via Wikipedia