You Have A Heart

by Mark I Myhre on April 17, 2013

 

Your heart will take care of all emotional healing.

You have two hearts.

Actually, you have two hearts. There’s that first one – the muscle that pumps blood throughout your body…

And then there’s an invisible one that processes all your feelings.

You have a heart that cannot be seen by the human eye. Just as your mind can never be seen by the human eye. They are both very real, though. And equally important.

In our modern society – in a world saturated with chauvinism and domination, the invisible heart is discounted and dismissed while the human mind is elevated in stature. It’s all about the mind.

And what a wonderful aspect of consciousness the mind is! We can think, we can imagine, we can dream and laugh and play and work and live a rich and full life because of our mind. It can do everything we ask of it, and so much more.

Except for one thing. Your mind does not and can not process your feelings. That’s not what the mind does. No matter how badly you want it to… your mind will not process your feelings.

There’s no need for it to. Besides, it’s the wrong tool for the job.

Your mind is a beautiful thing. The older I get, the more I realize the beauty of the mind. I love my mind. I love to have a meeting of the minds with others. I love to engage my mind along with the minds of others.

But when I ever try to feel with my mind, I am creating problems for myself.

I have a mental concept of love. I understand love, to a certain degree, with my mind.

But I really understand love with my heart. That’s where love truly becomes real. Otherwise, it’s little more than a concept.

The human mind has created a rich and full and exciting world out there. Inventions and innovations occur at a pace so rapid we can scarcely keep up. And that’s great. It’s a great time to be alive.

But let’s don’t forget, there’s an inner world as well as the outer world. To me, the inner world is even more important, even more impactful, than the outer world I see around me. (But I’m biased!)

Part of this inner world consists of the domain of the heart. The domain of the heart. What does that mean?

You already know the outer world, filled with richness and complexity and allure…

I’m saying there’s an inner world no less rich or complex or alluring. Part of this inner world – just one part of many – holds a domain – an inner reality – a ‘field of play’ – a level of existence – that is ruled by your inner, invisible heart.

I can’t overstate how vast, how mighty, how important, this domain is. Even if you don’t know what I’m talking about… even if you don’t believe me and never will… this invisible domain of the heart is exerting a huge influence over your life right now.

It always has and it always will.

You know how valuable your mind is. Your invisible heart holds no less value. And if you will open up to this heart, it will add a whole new dimension to your life. I mean that literally. A whole new dimension! It’s like going from a two dimensional reality, to a three dimensional reality, when you really start exploring the domain of your heart.

You see what I’m saying?

The heart is not an extension of the mind! It’s like they are in two separate realities.

They aren’t really in two separate realities, because they are so connected, but they are in two different domains.

You already know the domain of the mind. You live it every day. I’m saying there’s a whole ‘nother domain. As vast and as awesome and inspiring and as lovely as the domain of the mind which you already know.

This is huge, people! It’s like discovering a whole new planet that orbits the sun and is inhabited by loving beings. And that wants to connect with us and help us and love us, for no reason at all.

And oh, does your heart want to connect with you!

Imagine what it would be like to go from a two dimensional comic book character to a real, live, flesh-and-blood super hero… or super heroine. There’s no comparison.

Once you really get a taste… once you really start exploring the domain of your heart… you’ll never go back. It’s like you’ve been eating cardboard your whole life, and then you get a taste of real food. It changes you forever. Cardboard doesn’t do it for you anymore.

Thinking your way out of feeling starts to seem a little, well… dumb. All your life you’ve been telling yourself that eating cardboard isn’t that bad. Hey, everybody else is doing it! You’ve heard about real food, but you never really believed it. You thought you were eating real food already. Cardboard is real food, or so everybody says.

But once you eat real food, everything changes. You start to see and understand things you could not possibly see and understand before. No matter how many years you sat and thought about it.

There was a time when I had shut out my feelings as much as I possibly could. At that time, if I had read something like the words on this page, it would’ve had little impact on me. They’d just be words. I’d probably have thought, “that’s interesting” and then just gone on about my day.

See, I can make the statement – “if you will just let yourself be loved by a power and force greater than you, then it will heal you” – but if you don’t feel that love, then it’s just words. It almost doesn’t even make sense.

But if you do feel that love, if you have experienced that level of reality, then you know it’s true.

Talking and thinking about love is not the same as feeling love. It’s like living in two dimensions versus three dimensions.

You feel love in the domain of your heart. You think about love in the domain of your mind. You need both! But in modern society, anything of a feminine nature has been devalued. You’re practically warned to stay away from your heart. It’s a waste of time, it will hurt you… at best, it’s a fanciful distraction from reality.

But your heart is a part of you. It is a part of your consciousness, just like your mind is a part of your consciousness.

You’ve got the most incredible sports car in the world, but it’s sitting in the garage gathering dust. That’s what it’s like when you shut out your heart.

Imagine the thrill you could be having, taking that baby out on the road. Imagine the fun… the sheer… the rush…

It would change your life forever to start cruising around in it.

Now imagine that car is alive, it’s a part of you. And it wants you to drive it. It wants you to get behind the wheel and floor it and spin the tires and feel the rush of adrenaline.

It wants you. It wants to reconnect with you. It wants you to remember what it was like. It hurts, it aches, when you don’t drive it. It’s so tender. It’s so vulnerable. It’s so neglected.

The funny thing is, it can heal the pain. Actually it’s not that funny.

We’ve been given the message our whole lives to shut down our hearts, and it’s been killing us. We endure so much pain because we think we have to, or we’re supposed to, or ‘that’s just the way life is’.

And all the while, the healing mechanism has been gathering dust. The living, breathing part of us that can heal the pain has been neglected and denied and derided. But the battery’s charged. The engine is tuned. The tires are properly inflated. That baby’s ready to roll – right now!

You don’t have to do any repairs to it. It’ll purr like a kitten right now. And it wants you. It wants to be driven. It wants to do what it was meant to do… what it was designed to do.

It’s waiting for you…

Anyway, in this article, I just wanted to impress upon you how I see the invisible heart inside each one of us. It’s real. It’s awesome. It’s a part of us. It can heal the pain. It can add a richness and complexity to our lives that is literally unimaginable unless you’ve actually experienced it.

I’m still learning about it, and I plan on continuing to explore it for the rest of my life. Just like I plan on exploring my mind for the rest of my life…

It’s just too much fun.

Please leave your comments and feedback below.

And here’s the next article – http://www.emotionaire.com/you-are-loved

 



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Mike April 18, 2013 at 2:53 am

Great post on the heart. It makes sense.

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

thanks, Mike!

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Mary April 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

WOW . . .you have really “hit the nail on the head” with this article. I am struggling with getting better control of my life and you just made me realize that my manipulations are all about finding that healthy balance between heart and mind; about deciding which “part” gets the priority in making decisions at any particular time. Thanks for your clarity of vision and I intend to show your article to my boyfriend to hopefully help him out too as we have similar issues.

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

hi Mary,

glad you like it

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sylvia April 18, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I appreciate all that you do to promote emotional well being. You’ve kept my interest for a long time so I know your doing and saying what I need to hear.

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:38 am

I appreciate your feedback, Sylvia

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Ally April 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Mark, I know that your connection to the ‘soul’ via the emotional ties that you open our minds too, makes so much sense.. I feel it.. It’s a pity that SOME minds out there ‘lack’ in the respect for others as well as themselves to even realise just how much further they can excel within themselves if they were to ‘tap into’ their higher selves.. I believe that we all have so much to offer, so much to share and give, it’s difficult to turn away from those that lack in self respect and honor that causes disharmony among the vulnerable..! But your words give me strength and courage to keep going forward through all the obstacles that seem to be continuously rolling my way! There is a difference between the heart and mind that one should never take for granted, just to understand it better and exercise the wonderful and amazing things that we can do with what we have been given from birth. Thank you and bless you!

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:39 am

thanks, Ally, and I will be writing more about those higher selves in the next article

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Ms. L. Carmel April 18, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Hi! Mark,

That’s Some Very Powerful Things You Were Telling Us About! I Always Thought I Felt Things Through My Heart, And Not My Mind.
When I Love, I Love From My Heart. When I Do Most Anything, I Do It From My Heart. Except Maybe Doing Laundry Or Cooking, Except Things I Like To Cook That Is!

Thank You VERY MUCH For Sharing Your Blogs With Me. You’ve Been A Good Friend!

ALL THE BEST TO YOU,
LESLIE

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

great to hear from you Leslie!

oh, you don’t love laundry, huh?

I’m working on that one myself….

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sharon April 18, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Makes sense. But, I operate totally from my head. It’s so dominate that there is no room for experiencing anything/anyone from the heart. Mentally, I know I’m missing out on a great experience, but there it is….analyzing love with the mind. The big question is HOW to open to my heart. I’ve had 70 years of practice in the mental realm, I can’t imagine I’m suddenly going to discover my heart. I think it’s probably a complicated process and it may relate to never having felt that I was lovable and never felt loved. HA. that sounds sad, but then I’m used to cardboard.

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:41 am

Hey Sharon,

I’d say it’s the stories we tell ourselves that make it SEEM complicated.

But I hope to write more about that soon

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DC April 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Wow what a great new website, comrade! I love the look and feel. Very minimal and sleek.

I also loved your article. I think it’s going to be a nice change for people who spend too much time in their heads and not enough time feeling.

You’re an awesome dude and your service to mankind is very appreciated.

God bless you, sir!

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DC April 18, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Oh and after posting I have a couple suggestions.

I’m not sure that it’s initially obvious that you can get to a commenter’s website by clicking on their name. I would add an underline so it lends itself better to being clicked on. Make sure it’s the traditional hyperlink blue as well.

I also prefer that the most recent comments go to the top of the list (FIFO), but you may have a different opinion of the design decision.

Anyway, just a couple tips to help make the user experience the best it can be.

Cheers!

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:45 am

I wouldn’t know how to underline a person’s name, but the main thing I have to worry about is comment spam.

It’s coming, believe me!

As soon as this site gets indexed and starts getting popular, I’ll be pounded with spam. I can’t wait…

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Dale Jackman April 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Hi Mark,

Its wonderful you are embarking on a new website! I have so much respect for what you say and do. You dug your way out of your own emotional problems and from my own experience I know how hard that is to do! In a world filled with ‘professionals’ who dont seem to have ‘the root of the matter’ in them, I believe you do. And you are more that willing to share your hard won knowledge with others still struggling along the same road you have succesfully travelled – you have a heart to help!

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:42 am

Dale! thanks for weighing in

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Wayne Isbell April 18, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Hi again, Mark,
If you were a musician, I’d classify this as ‘Mark’s Greatest Hits.’ I remember your Heart Work last year vividly. I’ve come to believe that the Heart and Mind are rival siblings in our consciousness. The Mind is driven by hubris and aggression. The Heart operates from humility and peace. One has to be continuously ‘re-minded’ of the Heart’s presence. The Mind loves to dominate. How easily we can forget our Heart’s beauty.

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Mark I Myhre April 19, 2013 at 12:43 am

yeah, well… I hope to do my share of re-minding people!

thanks, Wayne

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Janice April 19, 2013 at 2:31 am

Hi Mark,

This is a great website. I am so inspired with your blog about the hearts. I have been focusing on how to get intouch more with my inner-heart. You explained it so clearly how the heart and mind are so connected but yet function so differently.

I needed this right at this time for things that I am dealing with.

To greater success,

Thank you,

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Mark I Myhre April 22, 2013 at 1:17 am

Hi Janice,

thanks!

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Niece April 19, 2013 at 3:28 am

“You Have a Heart” article adds a whole another element of conscious life that I have often neglected. After reading it I felt more alive and vulnerable again. Marc your style of expressing the qualities of the heart is quite thrilling! The concept of driving a bright red sports car creates an immediate exuberant joy. I appreciate the refreshing ideas regarding the domain of the invisible heart. I look forward to more expansive emotionaire heartfelt articles.
-Phoenix, AZ

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 1:40 am

glad to hear it, Niece

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Francis April 19, 2013 at 7:33 am

I love the way you write. I love what you do. I love you Mark. I wish everyone on the planet could read and feel the living, breathing life and love you express so well. Sadly, only Americans can catch the sparkles and colors in your very gifted writing skills.

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 1:42 am

Thanks for the comments, Francis, but actually I hear from a lot of people in other countries.

and by the way, feel free to click one of those social bookmark links above the comments, and spread the article around. Because I want as many people as possible to hear about this!

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al April 19, 2013 at 11:49 pm

i loved the look when i first saw it.

plus i like a lot of the things you say and that write about.

i like the typeface.

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Mark I Myhre April 23, 2013 at 1:43 am

me too!

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gregorio April 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

Hello Mike,
No doubt! You are on the right track. Let me sharing with you a though:

If you do something with love (your heart) you get what you want; if you do something with fear (brain?) you get “what you do not want”; if you do things with doubt, sometimes you get what you expect…sometimes you get the contrary.

Maybe it is yours. My best regards.
Gregorio

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Annie Hopkins April 24, 2013 at 12:37 am

isn’t it interesting how the mind is trying to convince us that the heart path will be hard, or even wrong…I hear fear! Ironic that I need to use my mind to process this info and move into feelings. yes? 🙂
Perhaps integration of the two domains lies ahead for you?

Is the 2nd heart invisible or does the mind keep it hidden? I almost think it needs to be kept separate at first, as it builds in strength [or as our trust has built].

It’s all great stuff, Mark. I’m just thinking out loud, here. Rock on!

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Mark I Myhre May 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hi Annie,

yes, we do need to use the mind to process this info…

but once we start opening up and trusting our heart, we find we can do quite a bit of processing with our hearts too.

as for integration, you raise an interesting point – I’d never thought of it before

as for strengthening our heart – I believe that comes from USING IT!

practice feeling with our heart instead of our head

work on opening up our heart and feeling whatever is there

I will be talking about this more, since it is essential to emotional healing that we practice opening up and feeling

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jean bamba April 24, 2013 at 3:05 pm

thank you. i like it.it teach me something great.thanks again.bless you.

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eka April 3, 2014 at 7:23 am

this writing is just………..STUNNING!! MOVING, BEAUTIFUL, HOPEFUL! omg mark, i feel a firework in my chest while reading it. thankyou for all your works. it’s really inspiring, changing me deep in myself

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eka April 3, 2014 at 7:24 am

may God always bless you Mark! and us all too.. xoxo

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