A dialogue between the brain and the heart
Brain: I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. It occurs to me that we might be able to collaborate. As for me, I have long had this notion that one must overachieve to complete well one’s life purpose.
Heart: I am sensitive to your efforting. You wanted to do your part in a way that mattered long term. From early childhood you fell back into a patterned response.
You operated at supersonic speed to resolve any situation where there was danger or lack of awareness. You had some very busy highways and traffic jams that stopped you. I felt so for you that day the cruise control malfunctionned and the accelerator got stuck. You were on a seven lane interstate; you had a carload of daughters, nieces and nephews and a sister. Remember, you all had been filled with anticipation of a delightful day at this amusement park. What were you thinking?
Brain: I was thinking? I think I was temporarily out of commission; nothing I tried seemed to stop us. I forgot I knew anything about breathing from yoga or other similar practices.
Heart: So miraculously, Spirit once again intervened and opened a pathway or an exit long enough to attempt. You never saw the police car that followed you off that ramp and pulled everyone of us out of a smoking car safely. Yes, I skipped a lot of beats that day. I wasn’t certain about my biological functioning for a while.
Brain: I overthought that situation; mostly with “but why? I don’t get why this frightful event needed to interrupt my perfect plan for a summer day’s entertainment”. Yes, you were touched immensely with gratitude for Spirit’s touch and grace.
Now some 34 years later, I know there’s a good possibility that we can and will collaborate in creating a new imprint. It will require vulnerability on a new level. What if you play with the notion you can and will trust our higher power?
Heart: What a pair we are! You know all my sensitivities and still challenge me to accept me as I am. Furthermore, you suggest we can co-operate and share openly.
That’s a Wow! I need your intelligence and want to trust you more consistently to stay on course. If you dialogue with me, I may get sappy.
Brain: I appreciate your honesty in sharing. My job is to remain enlightened and illumined. I believe if you’ll help me I’ll improve with growing my patience.
I can help you with the subject of rejection. You and I have to unravel a few perceptions, right. Sweet heart, we just didn’t know much about trust.
Heart: Right…We have acknowledged that pain was lodged deep inside us. It felt raw. You, Smart One, could not prove that with your test scores on those cursed tests. I remember in that sixth grade math class, you were ranked dead last and were given that last seat. Maybe that was final proof you would never understand numbers, angles, or how to win that game, “Go to the Head of the Class”.
Brain: You are correct; it seems like you understand.
Heart: How often you used that teacher’s unawareness as an excuse for not thriving?
Brain: Oh, dear heart, I’ve always been a controller. I am liking that these formidable knots (nots) are getting loosened. I am no longer afraid of the dazzling lights.
Heart: I appreciate your command center; you are quite aware of the winds of change. Your thoughts have powerful influence on my breathing. Your sharing is allowing new breathing space. I was given the capacity to process and filter those knots you mentioned.
Brain: I am adjusting my sails as would a captain of a sailing vessel. I am accessing new information, subtracting and discarding erroneous information.
This could be challenging. I trust we can keep this conversation alive.
P.S. We invite our other organs into this conversation. This reintegration is worth our attention.