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Head vs Heart: Which Do You Follow?

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We have all been in a situation in which we were stuck between a rock and a hard place just because our head and our heart never really seem to agree. Following your head would be the more logical choice. It’s what you know and what you’ve been planning; however, following your heart is what makes you truly happy. It’s what wakes you up with a smile each day. So which do you follow?

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Your Head

Your head is where all logic is stored. It helps you to rationally think things through. Your head is what makes you weigh your options, the pros and the cons. You know what you should do because your head is telling you all the benefits of following it and the consequences of ignoring it. While it may not always feel right, sometimes your head is actually right. Listening to it can save you from a lot of trouble and help you to accomplish your dreams and goals. You just have to think things through. The thing is, thinking too much can lead to worry and anxiety. I understand the reason you’re thinking so much is because you don’t want to make the wrong decision. Your mind is full of possibilities of what could happen- what could go wrong if you don’t adhere to the logic of your mind. This can create fear. The fear of following your heart because it might lead you in the wrong direction.

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 Your Heart

Your heart is where all emotion and intuition lies.

Intuition is:

  • The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
  • A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.

According to these definitions, intuition does not require the rationale of the mind. When your heart knows something, it just knows. It’s instinct. Your heart has a tendency to know what’s best for you. Even if it turns out to be the “wrong” decision, at the time it was exactly what you wanted. People always say to follow your heart and do what makes you happy. Being true to your heart is being true to yourself. Following your heart is trusting that things will fall into place. Your heart knows your deepest desires, all of your dreams. Happiness, joy, and love all reside in the heart, as well as many other emotions that make you feel on top of the world. Your heart makes you happy because it knows what you really want.  Maybe deep down inside, your head knows that too. By following your heart, you’re being true to your values. I say that because we are often told to do what we feel is right. You wouldn’t be happy doing something you feel is wrong; it just wouldn’t sit well with you. If you do not follow your heart, you may begin to regret-maybe even resent-the decision that you made.

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Which has better judgment: your head or your heart?

Does intellect, logic, and rationality surpass emotion, desire, and intuition?

Is it more important to be logical or happy? Can you be both?

Tell me, are you a romantic or a realist?

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Deceiving Love, Believing Love- Poem

Love deceives

Because the heart is naïve

Adoring everyone that comes along

It manipulates you

Until your heart splits in two

And leaves you listening to sad love songs

Then Love’s friend comes

And scoops you up

And makes you feel out of this world

You come back to earth

Just to find

That he’s with another girl

I’m tired of living in a body of lies

I’m tired of the sorrows

The hurt

And the cries

I can’t bear the heartaches

All because Love doesn’t care

I know from his smile

And his charming stare

That he’ll be trouble when he comes along

And I’ll be the one listening to sad love songs

So take my advice

And listen well

Because love is no good

When you’re the only one that fell

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RIP to All Loved Ones

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Above is a picture of my family from Thanksgiving of 2010. That was the first Thanksgiving that I had spent with my mother’s side in a while. I was really happy because we hadn’t been together in a while. I lived in Michigan, my aunt and two of my cousins live in Texas, my uncle and his son live in Iowa, and the rest of the family that were there live here in Indiana. This is not only a great family picture, but it’s also the last picture that I have with my grandpa.

I had never lost someone that I was close to before, with the exception of my uncle when I was a child. Even my great grandparents are still alive. My grandpa has been sick all of his life; he was born with a bad heart. Last November his health got worse. The doctors told us that he only had a year or two to live because his heart was overworking. After that, he couldn’t stay with us anymore. He had to move in with some of our cousins whom he grew up with. That was the last time I saw my grandpa. I used to think about him and how I should call him, just to see how he was doing. To check up on him. Now I think about how I should have called him and how I’m too late. He would call me to ask if I would go to church with him but it never happened.

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