The 23rd installment of my #MondayMantra series: I am here
I am here
in my heart
That’s where I’ll always be
if you need me.
—Carolyn J. Braden 11/26/18
I read a quote recently that went something like this: “Follow your heart, but don’t forget to take your brain with you.”
I like this quote because it’s true. I often read quotes that only say “Follow your heart” and while I believe in following your heart and heart-based decision making (and have written about it), you still should not completely disregard the logic and sense that the brain deals out.
Sometimes our brains get it right and sometimes our hearts get it right, but when we use our hearts AND our brains combined, magic can truly happen.
When it comes to big decision making, I tend to listen to my heart first, then let my brain work out all the details. My heart tends to see “NOW” and my brain tends to see “THE FUTURE”. My trick: I work really hard to not let my brain scare me.
Because my brain sees far ahead, it sometimes sees all the things that could go wrong. That’s when my heart has to take over and sweet talk my brain into thinking about all the things that could go right.
Though I love and appreciate my brain, I like hanging out in my heart more often. That’s why I write “I am here” in my journal. I use it as a reminder to keep writing and creating from my heart.
Creating from my heart is scary because it’s so much more personal than if I just wrote from my brain. Being that personal, though, is what helps others connect to my creations and realize how alike we all truly are. So, I’m going to quiet my scary brain and keep doing it.
A cute comic series related to today’s #ABC is from The Awkward Yeti. His “brain” and “heart” characters illustrate the struggle between the two on many subjects. Check out his website by clicking here.
Sending my light and love to all who need it!
Backstory on my mantra series:
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated to aid in meditation. You could also compare it to a sort of prayer. I feel my journaling and writing of my mantras is a form of meditation or prayer. It calms me and helps me make better sense of my feelings and all the thoughts swimming around in my mind.
I believe saying or writing something repeatedly, as you already have it, aids one in attaining dreams and goals. If you write something as you already have it, it makes you feel, somehow, as if it is truly happening no matter how drastic or scary it may seem. It's like a trick to help your brain catch up to what your heart desires.