Why we say "my heart is on it" when we know that heart cannot think or do choices?
Medically we know that thinking, wishing, love or hate are something done by brain. Heart is there in body for proper pumping of blood only. They why we say sentences like "My heart is longing for it", "thanks from core of my heart","My heart decided" etc. But we know that heart cannot want or decide anything it is just brain or mind.
In English, the phrase is "I had my heart set on it". It's not quite right to say that thinking, wishing, etc are done solely by the brain. We are "feeling" creatures too. A lot of the emotions are managed by the release of hormones, which alter our bodies (all of our body, not just the brain) in different ways. So maybe "heart" is another word for "hormones"? When you REALLY want something, you MUST get your emotions involved and get yourself PASSIONATE about what it is you want. This is especially true if it is something difficult, like stopping smoking, losing weight, gaining additional educational qualifications, writing a great novel, becoming the best parent possible to your child, etc. In all of these, if you do not have your heart and emotions involved, you will not achieve them. The brain alone saying "I must lose weight", etc, will not do it. Put your heart into it and it's a lot easier.
by Titen-Sxull 2 years ago
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by ngureco 8 years ago
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by Cagsil 4 years ago
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by poizinivee 5 years ago
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by Popelton 7 years ago
Choice: All brain, no heart? Or no brain, all heart?In other words, genius-level intellectual talent but little ability to love or feel emotion or passion, OR little capacity for intelligence but a great ability to feel empathy, love, and passion.
by Elizabeth 2 years ago
To what degree are we actually able to choose our beliefs or lack thereof?I've often been told that I should choose this religion or that faith or choose to believe in something rather than not, but I don't necessarily think beliefs are an active choice. You cannot choose to disbelieve...
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