Dawn of Confusion and Conscious Awakening
How can you trust your own mind, intuitive guidance and conscious beliefs when it is filled with contradictory internal and circular arguments, thoughts and feelings? How do you deal with the dawning of this confusion and conscious awakening that is tearing you apart? One must learn to trust the head and the heart but it’s easier said than done.
One day, whether early morning after a night’s sleep or just before going to bed, you may have such an experience suspecting or feeling confused, paralyzed and overwhelmed with a moral dilemma to do what is right and stop this inner turmoil inside the head and heart. It is one of the most painful experiences known to mankind but it is often a major decision that has to be made at one time or another.
The anxiety of being faced with a crossroad in life where a next decision must be made in order to move forward from this stopped, stuck place, is often tremendously stressful. No easy debate to follow as it is so paralyzing in way we feel. Dealing with such negative stressful forces can make the situation insurmountable in every aspect of life and sometimes hopeless.
Making a decision under such conditions means dealing with two forces very different in nature as you learn to listen to your heart in one situation and use your head in the same circumstance. How do you know which is right? The fact is, making decisions under such conditions can be very impossible without a little help. Two major questions come up to deal with:
· Which do I trust in this situation with which I am faced: the head or the heart?
The Heart of the Matter are arguments which contain feelings related to your soul and can be stronger than the head in the emotional feelings of desire and passion. It may appear timid but it does not feel fear – rather it thrives on love, either self-narcissistic ways or the love or powerful appeal for something or someone else.
The heart takes us to risky and unknown paths in life. It creates confusion strong enough to avoid making a decision. This inner conflict between the wishes of the heart versus the voice of the head makes it hard to decide which is the right path to take.
The Head of the Matter are arguments that the heart does not feel. The head is emotionless and comparative with a thorough thought process that includes fear. It is your mind corrupted by human flaws such as greed, lust, and wealth as enticements or incentives to make decisions.
The head enlists the thinking process to do the comparative process and decides what is best on motive, expectations and desires. In other words, unlike the heart, it tries to convince us what is the safest, best or most desirable decision to make based on fear of making the wrong decision.
Under most circumstance, the heart and the head will fight boldly and argue the situation persuasively and seductively in favor of a compromise or fulfillment of some sort. The outcome depends on what you long for the most in life. The head may dictate a status quo in your life while your heart may seek a change. Patience is a virtue when faced with such difficult situations.
On the other hand, since the head is always looking out for potential risks in keeping you safe, it might act as our bodyguard and convince you to change your mind contrary to your heart’s desires. Since our heart does not monitor fear, our head keeps our wits about us! It is our heads that trigger the “fight or flight” syndrome inside our body and changes our hormones to deal with the fear or survival needs. If it were not for the head or intelligence we possess, our ability to sustain and survive life would be seriously impaired.
Recognizing this argument between heart and head we can see the heart seats itself as our pleasure mechanism or triggers of passion, pulling the heartstrings in many different directions. Without our heart, we would not experience love, explore the freedoms and beauty of life and in all practical terms, be a dead heartless species. One can quickly see how that impacts our decision making capabilities as well as our moral values.
We have to come to some balanced sense of clarity and courage of choice of actions or directions. The best course to take is the do the stepping with true conscious awareness of the dynamics and inner dialogue that goes on between the head and the heart from an authentic self – this translates into making a decision by yourself, and not follow the advice of others involved or witnessing this inner struggle.
This is your story – your challenge and your decision. Making or taking the right action or decision depends on your values and staying true to your own nature, mind, heart and conscious awareness.