Awaiting inspiration in the hope it materializes is a challenge. Difficult to ‘order’ inspiration to visit the senses. When it happens (and I am not alone in this) the desire to grab a pen and notepad overrides every other priority.
Endeavoring to attract inspiration, especially when a deadline is required can be challenging and frustrating.
Lacking inspirational spontaneity can provide a feeling of ‘distance’ from the source of creativity.
We associate our hearts with emotion, anxiety friendship, and love; pure enjoyment of a magical moment of time where a smile visits the countenance releasing unlimited joy and happiness.
THE HEART – A PUMP OR GAME EMOTIONAL CHANGER
The heart is an organ that pumps blood around the body. However, the heart has a greater significance than a pump.
Surely the brain is ‘in charge’ of driving the mechanics of the body and where all emotions, negative or positive are sourced from cerebral matter, triggering and transmitting electrical impulses. But it goes deeper than this. Feelings, sensations of the mind tend to be transferred to……….the heart.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘follow my brain’? Perhaps ‘gut feeling’. What about ‘heartfelt’? Brainfelt just does not live up to the task. Heartache. Brain-ache? Heart warming. From the heart. Not from the brain.
On meeting someone where there is instant rapport, synergy, and empathy, creating a sense of positive well-being, does the feeling come from the heart? An overall sense of connectivity. Perhaps communication between the brain and heart; but the heart leads. ‘I should have followed my heart’. ‘Lift up your heart.’
Cerebral matter does have a leading rôle but the brain runs on nerves and synapses and between the synapses microscopic ‘liquid’ acetylcholine being the bridge from one ‘circuit’ to another.
And the heart? The brain has no ‘pain cells’. But the heart ‘feels pain’.
General awareness, spontaneously reacting to situations; a ‘sixth sense’ where there is a feeling of being observed by an unseen entity. Perhaps a ‘visitation’.
Enter a conference auditorium full of strangers, where subliminal senses take over regarding who to approach and engage in conversation. Be it visual, body language, or posture. Follow the gut: the heart tends to rule; then on meeting, intellect, analytical and communication skills come into play. And the brain certainly has a rôle to play.
There is much we do not understand about the workings of the ‘cerebral system’. Typically faster at ‘answering a question’ than technology. Sights, sounds, scents, physical sensations, human feelings, and emotion come into play.
How often do we ‘follow’ instincts, or follow the heart; the first choice that enters our heads; via the heart or a unified equation?)
When listening to music; harmonious singing voices, where is the sense of joy received; where do the emotions come from?
A simply beautiful song accompanied by appropriate music; heart lifting and a few tears of emotion. Is that the brain? Or the heart?
On seeing a beautiful flower petal, visual yes, but if truly dramatic, it is the heart that reacts to such beauty.
And vibes; good vibes, the heart, and brain in harmony.
My heartfelt thanks for reading this essay.
Comments would be so welcome.