The heart wants what the heart wants

April 22, 2016

Sometimes, the brain is very over-rated.

On the other hand, the heart can take us down paths that we might have wished we hadn’t walked.

Wait. Is that really true?

Nahh. I don’t believe that for a minute, now that I see it in black and white.

The heart wants what the heart wants, and sometimes it simply has to go there, regardless of the consequences.

I mean emotional consequences. I would never suggest going down a path that leads to physical danger. Although I’ve been there, it’s not something I’d ever want to do again.

But broken hearts aren’t usually lethal.

Not every love affair will lead to happily ever after, nor does it have to. Sometimes, a love affair runs its course and then, it’s time to move on.  And, I hope, grow.

My most interesting experiences, the ones in which I was offered an opportunity to grow,  have come from following my heart, not my head.

How about you?

26 comments on “The heart wants what the heart wants
  1. Tanisha says:

    If I followed my heart all the time I don’t know where I would be… I listen to wisdom…sometimes emotions can blur your insight…

  2. Sara Broers says:

    Our hearts are where the magic often is!

  3. lisa says:

    I agree, what a dull life we would have if we only made the sensible choices, bought the sensible shoes, dated the man who man seemed the sensible option. Our heads lead us to sensible, but our hearts lead us to life and adventure!

  4. Andrea Bates says:

    Beautiful post for a beautiful sentiment, Carol.

    I often follow my heart, or try to!

  5. GAry says:

    Your brain isn’t overrated Carol, it’s everybody else that is overrated! Now when is the yet to be released post about the time Carol willingly put herself in physical danger? Did you take on a pack of Hell’s Angels at a local McDonalds armed only with a #2 pencil and Big Mac wrapper?

  6. Donna says:

    Oh boy did I ever do that….my heart wanted this amazingly gorgeous tennis player. He was graceful, so handsome, so charming and oh so bad. He wasn’t just bad…he was damaged. I have no idea where he is today, but he was the best ex-boyfriend ever. If Any future date Met him he fawned all over me…he was perfect, perfectly bad

  7. It’s easy to become hypnotized by someone and then when you come out of the trance you realize he’s a toad.

  8. Barbara says:

    I’m a firm believer in following my heart, but I do allow for a little guidance from my head.

  9. Jennifer says:

    Same with me. I listen to my heart and how my body feels way more than I do my brain. It’s gotten me in some trouble but usually it’s a growth experience.

  10. Karen says:

    I follow my inner knowing and wisdom, the rest follows:)

  11. Pat says:

    I always follow my heart and intuition even when it means going against my mind. It has been an incredible journey.

  12. When that’s happening to me, I feel it’s my spirit guiding me and there’s some higher purpose for the choice — even if logically it’s appear foolish. Guess I’ll find out if that’s true eventually! Kimberly XO

  13. I try really hard to find a balance between the 2. There are times when my heart would rule over my mind and then other times, it is the opposite. I think that if I can finetune the balance between mind and heart, I will be ok :-).

  14. sue says:

    I followed my heart Carol to be with my husband. It meant sacrificing my current life and there was hurt but we have just celebrated 18 years of marriage and I’m still glad I followed my heart even though at the time it was difficult. I agree with Sara ‘Our hearts are where the magic often is!’

  15. joan stommen says:

    So true . I’ve followed my heart all the years of my life. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it soars with joy.And sometimes I stubbornly follow it when I shouldn’t…..but the heart knows, the heart wants, the heart prevails Love this post, Carol!

  16. I followed my heart once in college in a relationship that was very romantic, Cary Grant style. I knew it would never last but I am so glad I listened to my heart because it was fun and I’ll never regret it.

  17. Laurie Stone says:

    Love this, Carol. Yes, as I grow older, I’m putting so much more reliance on my heart. Sometimes its a hard lesson, but one worth having. Thank you.

  18. I tend to go with my intuition, I don’t know if that is my heart or not. I heed my gut!

  19. Nicole Escat says:

    I once followed my heart but sometimes using and following your heart is not good. We all need sometime to use our brain.

  20. Carolann says:

    I agree! Following your heart can be exciting and what’s the point of living if we can’t fully explore what the heart wants. I didn’t always follow what my heart wanted but the times I did I’ll never regret! The pull of the heart can be Great topic Carol!

  21. Nancy Baten says:

    Being very impulsieve, I often listen to my heart! Things in life run their own way.

  22. Lisa Rios says:

    I always love to stay practical, as emotional thoughts could sometimes ruin your life in no time. We all tend to fall to what the heart says, but it is good to give some work to the brain too!

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