Can your heart guide you to the truth?
There are countless books, videos, therapies and techniques that promise answers through classes, courses, motivational and life strategies. And certainly there are proven types of analysis, learning and self help that can be useful. But almost all of these are employing the mind to look at the mind! So is it surprising that we can run into road blocks?
After progress and apparent change for the better, more questions or new pain and frustration comes. The simple fact is, thinking about thinking can only ever get us so far.
Albert Einstein said:
“I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”
Spiritual texts, teachers and gurus, if their knowledge is refined and genuine, can offer guidance that takes us beyond the mind - and this is where the deeper answers really lie. But teachings can sound mystical or unintelligible if we only attempt to understand with the brain. Deeper insight will always escape us until we can somehow set thinking aside enough to let the heart gain access to what is being pointed to.
Actually, the heart is always responding (we often call this intuition), but it is easy to ignore what the heart is telling us because quite often there are no facts to back it up. However, if we are having a 'whole-being' experience that is telling us something, often described as "I know it in my heart", shouldn't we at least listen?
The head maybe in total disagreement, but how often has our thinking lead us to true, lasting peace?
It is really important that we use our intuitive sense to feel what is true because so much 'accepted knowledge' and even spiritual teaching, comes out of the egoic state of consciousness.
When we know how to listen with the heart, truth and the deeper answers to life's eternal questions can reveal themselves, and we may discover that really profound insight only ever arises from beyond the mind.