Heart is treated as a Symbol of Emotion.
- Do What your Heart says
- Follow your Heart
- Don’t take it to your Heart
- You are in my Heart
- You stole my Heart
- You made me a broken Heart
The above sentences are always referred by people and if we think deeper, Mind is the one which is related with thoughts.
So, What is the function of the Heart?
The Heart is just another organ in the body just like Lung or Kidney.
The Heart is just a pump to supply oxygenated Blood(Blood contains 92% water by volume) to all parts of the body where the primary task of lung is to supply oxygen to the blood and that of kidney to purify the blood where the nutrients can be sent to all the body cells for their normal functions.
Hence, Emotions don’t arise from the Heart.
Run Lola Run:
Suppose we run, the Heart beats faster and we breath faster than normal. The more we run, more the energy is used and the body needs more nutrients and thus heart beats faster to supply necessary nutrients. When all the nutrients in the blood are exhausted, there is no more energy left and we would slow down or sit for relaxing and drink a glass of glucose since it can directly dissolve in the blood for instant energy.
Mind the Real Symbol of Emotion:
The Mind represents the Individuality while rest of the organs are same in every person. Its the Mind that distinguishes from one person to another. The Other bodily differences such as hair color, body shape are due to genes in the DNA.
Hence, Emotion is an experience from the Individual mind based on the external influences.
Scenario where Mind causes Emotions:
Person-A is happy 🙂 to hear a pop song and Person-B likes rock song.
Person-B is Sad 😦 due to the death of a friend and Person-B is happy that his enemy is dead.
Outcome of the Emotions from Mind:
Crying is an indication of Sadness where the outcome of the emotion is tears in the eyes.
This means emotions arise from the mind will be expressed in the body.
- When we are Happy, we Jump.
- When we are Angry, we shout.
So, if mind is responsible for Emotion, why does Heart come into picture?
Consider a scenario, its raining heavily outside and your partner is waiting for you near railway station
Now what does your heart say?
Even if it rains, I don’t care and all I wanted is to meet my partner and hence I would follow my heart!!
The Above Scenario is a Decision making process such as Mind needs to take action based on a condition
IF it had not been rained, I would have gone to meet my partner and now that I don’t even have an umbrella.
IF it rains, my partner asked me to stay, ELSE I could have gone.
There are two or more actions from the Mind and its a human tendency to view that one of the action comes from the heart.
Relation between Mind and Heart:
WHEN the rich person turns that side, let me snatch his purse.
The Thief is now thrown into an situation where his Mind is tensed and his heart beats faster and the Mind turns to be alert and active.
Now the Mind might take a decision, “Don’t take risk” which is viewed by the thief that the heart says,”Don’t take risk”
The Simple relationship between Mind and Heart is that,” Nerves connected to the Heart regulate the Speed of the Heart” just like the nerves that connect each and every part of the body(Connection between Mind and Body is through Nerves).
Relation between Love and Heart:
In Case of Love such as Lust, attraction or attachment, the mind causes the nerves to activate the glands and hormones(testosterone or estrogen, Adrenaline,Dopamine) are secreted in the blood and its the heart which pumps this blood all over the body and its the human tendency to believe that Heart is choosing a partner.
Its the Mind which goes out of control and claims that the Heart is in Love.
If we can control the Mind, the Heart will do its duty properly.
So How to control the Mind?
Coffee lover thinks that, “Drinking too much coffee is not good for health” and he plans to avoid drinking coffee.
Suppose, he comes across the aroma of coffee, he will never drink coffee if he asks his mind to not drink coffee.
The more clearer the mind, the more its easy to control!!