Heart, Mind is receptive knowing
HEART – MIND IS RECEPTIVE KNOWING
It is so easy to take for granted how we see, know and experience things. We often don’t consider that there may be another way of experiencing and knowing things. We may wonder how and why someone else might see and feel differently to ourselves? This could be because they are seeing and knowing in a different way to us. Consider my reflections below on the two ways of knowing.
What we see and know, is the result of how we see and know!
How we see is the result of where we see and perceive from.
Here we can see and know either from our Head or from our Heart.
This is either our ‘Head-Mind’ or our ‘Heart-Mind’.
Head-Mind is ‘thought and thinking mind’ whereas Heart-Mind is ‘knowing and feeling mind!’
Head-Mind as thought and thinking is conceptual and conceiving.
Head-Mind is conditioned and conditional;
It is limited and limiting; it is contracted and contracting.
Heart-Mind as knowing and feeling, is receptive and receiving.
Heart-Mind is unconditioned and unconditional;
It is unlimited and unlimiting; it is spacious and peaceful;
It is ‘Receptive-Knowing’, aware and non-personal.
Head-Mind is self-centred and self-centric!
Head-Mind is based in the self and serves the self.
Head-Mind is concerned about the self; self-interested and self-determined.
Head-Mind as the source of concept, conceiving and conceit; is our source of stress and suffering.
Heart-Mind is non-personal; making and taking nothing personal.
Heart-Mind is caring and careful, considerate and compassionate.
Heart-Mind is receptive and receiving; knowing, feeling and flowing.
Heat-Mind allows the experience of life into our womb of awareness.
How we see, know, feel and be;
Makes and creates, causes and conditions our experience of Life.
This becomes the life that we lead and the life that we are.
So where from and how will you next know; Head-Mind or Heart-Mind?