Probably the first most basic and
fundamental experience we have where the view of heart and mind are
in conflict are when the child becomes aware of the feeling they are
going to eliminate bodily waste. Before the child becomes aware,
when the time comes to eliminate waste, it does. So obviously, we
keep the child in a diaper until they learn to control the
elimination of bodily waste. Now there are three ways to act on the
feelings to eliminate bodily waste. One is to allow whatever happens
to happen - hence the diapers.
The second way is by mind, and that is to hold the waste until mind
decides the time and place is correct. That is, mind will do what
mind chooses to do until it decides to release. For example, a child
is told to “hold it” until whatever is happening at the time is
finished. Then one is allowed to go eliminate if the need still
exists. Often the immediate needs passes and one holds waste within
themselves longer than necessary. Here one risks constipation.
The third way to respond is to feel the need to eliminate bodily
waste and in the awareness of the feeling, the feeling is
acknowledged and understood and the individual immediately acts on
the feeling. That is, they look to see where they can go and
immediate eliminate the waste in an appropriate way acceptable to
one’s society and/or enculturation and that does not block the
natural flow of the elimination. Here one dances between mind and
heart and where both the feeling and the thinking are honored. The
significant difference here is whether mind control the feeling
until mind decides how and when to act. The question is how mind
blocks the natural flow or does one surrender to the feeling
allowing the feeling to direct one’s action in a way that the
natural flow is respected and not blocked.
The same process is true for each and every experience we have in
life. Unless one is aware and awake and living in the moment, that
is fully present to what is, as it is without the biases of mind,
they cannot response in a way that does not deny or negate the
natural flow of our creative life energy. Now there is an important
point to realize here. Any intentions we hold, consciously or
subconsciously, creates a flow of energy. To create what we desire
we need to discern that flow we feel is in response to the intention
we have set and not get lost to other feelings and flows of energy.
By learning to surrender to the feeling created by our own intention
we honor our own intention and our own creation. The question is
whether what we feel is serving or not serving us.
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