Category Archives: Heart over Mind
I used to believe in my mind;
credited it with accuracy and trustworthiness.
but only for a while —
until i saw its limitations:
criticism and discouragement,
fears and pessimism rooted in primal survival.
it’s scope such a tiny distorted projection,
oblivious of the infinite and eternal ocean
we all swim in.
I saw with utmost clarity
my mind was not my friend!
Not talking here about intellectual data, even
daily navigation through life;
I am speaking of what makes us who and what we are:
our heart. Self worth, our spirit and soul, our dreams, aspirations and all we love.
Did ego mind ever recognize, honor, work constructively with any of those aspects of being?
just what was this noisy, negative thing in my head
I had read from an enlightened One
that the mind was a good servant, but a terrible (even dangerous) master. the heart was meant to lead, make the important life decisions.
I had placed mind on the throne.
I began to meditate,
seeking to quiet the unruly monkey mind.
on the way, I discovered higher pathways therein:
a secret chamber,
hidden tunnels to a mystical interior land
of Merlin and stars
saints and sacret teachings
wild Wise Women set free to be.
much to explore in this place of beauty, love, and mystery.
the rigid structures and sturdy file cabinets of mind
windows were flung open
birdsong and sunlight welcomed in
a refreshing breeze of renewal wafting
through the dark
that had been.
celestial music in one corner
flowers and unicorns in another
arm in arm sweethearts
in drunken bliss,
spiritual education at its finest
unconditional love Grace-filled kiss
mind and I have traveled together thru many challenging days
happily we have reached a place
where we are friends.