The Heart Versus the Mind: Who Wins?



The battle between the heart and mind is complicated. I’ve been through it a million times.

The problem is that while I let them duke it out, I sit back and watch. Frozen and indecisive. I don’t pick a side, for fear of making the wrong choice.

On one hand, the heart is the emotional, sometimes ridiculous side. It day dreams. The heart is hopeful and even unrealistic. Dramatic.

On the other hand, the mind is logical. Analytical. It’s detailed and organized. The brain is the voice of reason that causes the heart to sink in my chest.

I stand on the sidelines during the war between my mind and my heart. Even though my brain is currently telling me that the heart does not “feel,” and that the brain is responsible for that as well, my emotional side just doesn’t care.

The logical side wishes I were decisive. Reasonable. But the emotional side knows that it’s not easy. If I knew which side would make me stronger in the end, that is the side I’d stand on.


16 thoughts on “The Heart Versus the Mind: Who Wins?

  1. No matter what says what. Or who wins and takes a choice. You only know if it was the right one after making it. And not a heart or brain can argue with that.
    Doing what seems right may turn out wrong but at least you can say to both you wasn’t indecisive and you both move forward holding hands.

    Keep up smiling it isn’t as bad as they make it seem.

      • But not taking a choice is missing out in what could be fantastic. And it is fantastic to learn so every choice is positive. And helps us move forward.
        Wouldn’t you rather be having fun dancing and moving rather than standing still not knowing what to do.

  2. Reblogged this on The Dependent Independent and commented:
    Both heart and mind are needed in respective application. In theory, the heart should come first. The mind to collect, the heart to absorb; in working combination, proper translation of the experience. The brain’s the computer, really, to assemble the words, to pay the bills, to survive the jungle. But the brain out of control is like a rampant A.I. destroying things in its path. Without the heart, there isn’t even a person; without both mind and heart, there’s no wisdom.

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