Feelings the Heart Rule Our Lives

The heart has an awesome part to play where feelings and senses are seemingly ruled by an organ pumping blood around the body. The BizCatalyst 36O° community of friends seems to be attracted to topics related to the heart, including myself.

Each and every one of us has a different perception of heart-centric influence.

Do we not ‘call the shots’ and make decisions, potentially ignoring the subliminal influence the heart plays in our lives?

Analysing feelings seemingly connected to the heart is challenging. For the heart has its own mission; keeping blood flowing. Where do feelings come from? Sadness. A loss or failure. Often termed as heartbreaking.

Emotions rise from the heart, joining physical traumas. Tears, crying.

Sadness in the same way as happiness is infectious. As if some form of chemical reaction sparks off sadness but illuminates happiness. Witnessing a sad happening is visible to others; posture, sad eyes unwillingness to share such negativity. Or to share with a hug and sympathy, but not always empathy.

Regardless of sadness or happiness, some form of element must generate such feelings.

The similarity of emotions; tears running and heart glowing in happiness. Tears running and heart aching in sadness. Sometimes opposites can be related.

Feelings of joy and ecstasy create a feeling of well-being that subconsciously graces others. Planned happiness-spreading is positive, but lacks the same authority.

A smile can certainly brighten a person’s day.  Body language and posture enhancing a genuine smile. Smiling is infectious. The receiver and giver have an opportunity of extending a casual relationship. Talking about the weather, and local environment. A smile generates endorphins. Crucial for positivity. I wonder if there is an opposite element to sadness.

What ‘manages’ such feelings? Heartbreaking, heartache, heart-rendering, heart full of joy, heartfelt. Follow your heart. All seemingly linked directly to a ‘blood pump’. How can a ‘blood pump’ with a specific mission, be literally engaged in affecting emotions?

The heart is, without doubt, a leader of emotions. The cognitive senses; the brain. Some form of connectivity?

Walking alone along the seafront, woodland, and rivers. Gifts of Mother Nature, caressing the heart with gentle, positive emotions. Never alone; for an Angel holds your hand, enhancing the visualization and empathy with Nature. Sound of waves on the sandy shore. The heart at one with sounds and sights.

What leads  emotions?  Walking alone, you are not alone, for Nature surrounds you in beauty and heartfelt joy. You breathe the air of the Universe.

Walking with a friend or loved one certainly enhances such feelings as empathy reaches out with smiles of joy. Lifting hearts to heights unknown. And spreading such joy to passers-by who absorb the transmitted happiness; endorphins glowing. Projecting and absorbing Happiness.

The brain? No. The heart leads. A beautiful view fills the heart with joy. Does the brain fill itself with joy?

The heart is at one with the Universe. Such a manifestation. Synergy, empathetic resonance. A platform of spiritual awakening.

Follow your heart. There may be a ‘conflict’ of interests; reality.

But the heart is best followed. A balance between emotional intelligence and blatant reality. But ultimately follow your heart.


Simon Lever
Simon Lever
Prior to his retirement, Simon engaged in software and services sector search and recruitment for American companies around Europe. He has retained the enjoyment of engaging with people from other countries and cultures. His energies are now directed towards voluntary community activities, journaling, and exhibition stewardship. He is a Featured Contributor for BizCatalyst 360°. As an Exhibition Steward, at the 1000-year-old Winchester Cathedral, he is responsible for guiding visitors from the world over, around the award-winning 'Kings and Scribes Exhibition', which includes the 900-year-old Winchester Bible. The exhibition introduces visitors to Winchester's historical significance as a former capital of England. Simon's journaling activities are published on BizCatalyst 360° and accompanying posts on LinkedIn, He acknowledges the inspiration afforded him by Carol Campos of Massachusetts: Life Strategist, Writer, and Intuitive Business Leader who introduced him to writing with feeling; from the heart. Simon's forté is creative writing; the accent on the natural environment, transforming feelings, emotions, sights, sounds, and scents of Mother Nature's landscape; hills and rivers and woodland into words, transporting the reader to the locations. Essays include accounts of his life in former days. Instinctively writing in such a spontaneous manner, descriptions become life-like. His often emotionally charged writing, whether describing a surreal 'Son et Lumière' at the Grand Place in Brussels to experiences acquired during European business travel. Journaling and Exhibition Steward activities are his key sources of inspiration and creativity. Kindness is ever more important, where he is a promoter of Shelly Elsliger PPCC's 'Decide to be Kind' Campaign. Simon champions Positivity, Empathy, and Kindness and has been described as a 'Beacon of Positivity'.

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  1. The little box I just clicked on says “What do you think?” I think this is so heartfully right on. AND HOW I FEEL is smiley and delighted by your questions about the ways the heart leads…on a walk, when we talk, when we allow ourselves to smile or cry. Thank you Simon for your beautiful mindful/heartful words.