There is something that I want to share about me—the way I think, choose, and feel. I am used to relying on my head every time I need to make a decision about anything. For the most part, my best friend is marveled with how I am able to balance my heart and my mind, because I don’t let my emotions get the best of me. My insight is that when I choose what my mind says, I would end up with a logical choice. I always try to justify that the heart only deals with how I am currently feeling whereas the mind knows what is right. It is true, I’ve seen people that were carried away with their emotions and ended up making the wrong decision. However, some of them felt no regrets because they learned from their mistakes.
Yet as time passes by and I get older, I am no longer as hell-bent as I used to be when it comes to following my mind more than my heart. There are moments when I think that there is something that my heart makes me realize which my mind can’t. From there, I came to understand that I shouldn’t always base my choices on what my mind tells me. As I live, there are more people that I will get to know and mingle with. I also realized that when a person becomes very important in our life, that is when we choose to follow our heart. I have learned that using the mind is only beneficial when you think of yourself while the heart is good to use when you think of others.
Before, I thought that people do well because they are brainy, but I was wrong. People who have reached the top also knew how to follow their heart. Apart from their intelligence, their heart and passion are the tools that they used to reach success. They used their mind and emotions the right way. I also became aware that emotions guide us in realizing our purpose in this life. Therefore, the heart and the mind are given to us both by God. These two are inseparable.
Written by: Janine Daquio
Edited by: Katrina Pulvera