Saturday, March 28, 2015
The Heart vs the Brain
Yeah reality is just that... most of the decisions we make in life either comes from our hearts or the brain..and the hard true fact is reality is reality. I am not writing to make anyone appear to be a first grader but the definition for reality is: the state of things as they actually exist, as oppose to an idealistic or notional idea of them. Other words, freaking reality is the fact things are what they are.
One of the things most people have is the freedom of choice... we have the right to make a decision. Often we want to tuck away in a world we create in our minds and visit there often. It is a place where everything is as we want it. It is a blissful sense of freedom, excitement, peace and unconditional love. Some would say that could be our reality because basically what we create in our minds is our reality? Right, wrong, indifferent' it doesn't matter, it is our world. Bullshit!
Cut to the core of that world and the reality within our minds- and you are left with confusion, and a freaking game of what the heart wants and the brain saying idiot wake up and smell the damn coffee! A world of make believe can feed our soul and spirit but the fact of life is we are spiritual beings living in these vessels we call our bodies.. which by the way Thich Nhat Hanh says these bodies do not belong to us, they belong to the earth and we are just the care takers of them.
On Facebook the other day I shared this saying that says, At some point you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. There is so much truth in that statement it is almost scary. The main objective of that statement (to me) is reality is what it is! So yeah, it is true, often it is better to leave people in your heart instead of your life. Life has so much beauty in it, and because of stupid shit when the heart and brain plays games with you... it makes life seem a little dark when in truth the darkness is in your own eyes not in life.
So many times in life we try to find temporary fixes... I say temporary because you know you do not want something permanently -so you convince yourself it is safer to find a temporary fix. In REALITY you are just patching a void in your life hoping it will make things better , but soon the patch comes off and you are once again sitting there with a void. The only way to handle this kind of situation is to fix the patch permanently and super glue that sucker on... other words fill the void with something that will feed your soul and spirit and make you happy. A second of happiness is not worth hours, days, or weeks of sadness, confusion, hurt and loneliness.
Living in the moment, cherishing that moment for everything it is worth, is beautiful beyond words... once the moment is over and reality sets in, the truth is-it comes down to the brain and heart playing games. I am getting to old and too tired to play anymore... games over.