When is it best to think with your heart and not your mind?

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  1. poizinivee profile image55
    poiziniveeposted 8 years ago

    When is it best to think with your heart and not your mind?

  2. lupine profile image75
    lupineposted 8 years ago

    The best time to think with your heart is when making important decisions that will impact the life and well-being of your young children...they are innocent and depend on the parents to make the right choices.

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    NowPonderItposted 8 years ago

    I honestly don't believe those two things have to be separated. Even when making rational and pragmatic decisions, it's okay to be passionate and allow your heart to deal with things along with your head in those instances. Of course, if you cannot get past the somewhat blinding delusion the heart tends to force on people, then the situations that are serious or that need a firm hand should be dealt with from the mind’s view. Everyone should be able to control their own minds and hearts and if properly used equally, they can allow for the best outcomes. It’s better to have all of yourself agree and support something and go forth ready, than to be conflicted.

  4. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 8 years ago

    Always think with your heart, use your mind for technical things. They can operate together.

    1. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good thinking!

    2. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

    3. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome. Balance is always good.

    4. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      People believe their hearts make errors,but actually the heart does not; it is thought, intellect that distracts and confounds, then people cannot hear the heart; heart has clarity, care. People confuse emotions that thoughts produce with the heart.

  5. somethgblue profile image83
    somethgblueposted 8 years ago

    Every minute of everyday that you are conscious, the mind can be deceived the heart and soul cannot. The mind can be conditioned to play the victim and can justify any behavior to stay in control. The mind can become addicted the heart will not.

    1. poizinivee profile image55
      poiziniveeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Can you elaborate a bit more? Why do you feel that the heart cannot be manipulated?

  6. soconfident profile image77
    soconfidentposted 8 years ago

    When you're thinking about the one who you want to be with. You look past the appearance and you look at whats important.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, the heart sees what behind things. The mind is merely on the surface.

  7. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    Never separate your heart from your mind when making relationship decisions. The purpose of the mind is to protect the heart.
    I believe you need to feel emotion and use intelligence when selecting the "right" mate for yourself. Too many times people will continue to stay in "toxic relationships" solely because they are "in love". It's impossible to have a (healthy relationship) without having the ability to apply reason and logic.

    1. poizinivee profile image55
      poiziniveeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like your response. That is what I was going for with this question. The heart wants what it wants, no matter if it is hurting you or not. So many people do not allow the two to components to go hand and hand.

    2. Nellieanna profile image76
      Nellieannaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly!  We're equipped with both for good reasons!

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    thegeckoposted 8 years ago

    Once you're head is cut off... what else is going to keep your body going?

    1. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If your heart stops beating you are done too. So it may be best to use both, one does not work without the other. Good Point!

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      thegeckoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Doc use to say... "First with the head, then with the heart."

  9. PurvisBobbi44 profile image82
    PurvisBobbi44posted 8 years ago

    Think with your heart to help children, animals and one who are not strong enough to help themselves. Think with your mind when you are a fiduciary of other people's money, retirement funds, and laws.

  10. laurathegentleman profile image70
    laurathegentlemanposted 8 years ago

    Never! I think you need to wait until your heart and your head agree.

    I know, I know - that sounds awful and not romantic in the least. But at least fifty percent of failed marriages, unplanned pregnancies, and impractical life plans are the result of thinking only with your heart and ignoring your mind.

    Everytime I say this, my friends complain that I'm being too practical and negative - but you have to meet in the middle. Passion and logic can go hand in hand.

    1. laurathegentleman profile image70
      laurathegentlemanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've also heard it said "Follow your heart, but take your brain with you."

    2. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard, follow your heart too. I would apply this to anything that involves your life and people, but do add a touch of reasoning and thinking power for best results.

  11. abbykorinnelee profile image78
    abbykorinneleeposted 8 years ago

    I find that ideally it would be your heart but seeing as that is what I have always done, and its always gotten me in trouble and making decesions that weren't the very best. I am beginning to think my mind must guide me first and when I am certain my mind has established there are no immediate threats that will cause me to make a bad choice, I can than let my heart have an opinion.

    1. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's different for every person...do what works best for you...balance is always good.

  12. msorensson profile image72
    msorenssonposted 8 years ago

    Always...........................................

    1. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You must be a happy person to think this way...congratulations on living life in a positive way!

  13. epigramman profile image61
    epigrammanposted 8 years ago

    .....well, half of my heart is thinking about the other half of her heart .....when Sannel comes to mind ......

    (reporting to you 'live' from lake erie time ontario canada 12:13am and still anticipating heavy rain and high winds courtesy of Hurricane Sandy)

  14. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 8 years ago

    It is always better, to think with your heart, but act with your mind. There are certain matters, where you can not think with your heart and vice-versa. Best is to keep a balanced approach.

  15. dghbrh profile image77
    dghbrhposted 8 years ago

    For me its always heart in the most difficult situation when I feel that my mind may be bias  enough toward the decision. Then i tend to rely on the feelings in my heart. Mind may manipulate but the true feelings in heart do not have the chance to manipulate. For me it always works.
    Thanks

  16. RighterOne profile image59
    RighterOneposted 8 years ago

    'Thinking with your heart' means 'thinking emotionally', right?

    So, 'think with your heart' when someone's emotions are involved or could be hurt in outcome of the decision that you must make.

    'Thinking with your mind' is when you must make a cold, calculated and logical decision - one that could ultimately disregard, hurt, or even destroy someone's emotions - but for a greater good, i.e. the good of the many v.s. the few.

    The best, however, is to find a way to always have your heart and mind working in tune and in unison with one another - together - as most decisions really do require both to be properly made... That way, too, your heart will shut off on its own - when it feels that it has to. And your mind will yield itself to the heart naturally when it knows that it must.

    Hope that helps! smile

    1. poizinivee profile image55
      poiziniveeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to agree with you. You tend to make the best decisions when your heart and mind are in sync. Nevertheless, when you think solely with either your heart or your mind you can make irrational and spur of the moment decisions that you may regret.

  17. suk91 profile image74
    suk91posted 8 years ago

    Follow your heart when you want to act with feelings like love, care, affection, courtesy and follow your brain when you want to act with feelings like revenge, anger!

  18. Nellieanna profile image76
    Nellieannaposted 8 years ago

    The question begs this clarification:  One does not THINK with the heart.  The mind thinks.  The heart feels.  They are a team and one should always listen to and use them both.  Each tells its person vital things about whatever is being faced and decided upon.  Leave out either one, and the result will be half-cocked.  Think clearly and feel keenly if what you want is wholeness and balance.

    1. poizinivee profile image55
      poiziniveeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Ms. Nellieanna.

    2. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, well explained...when making a decision, feel with your heart and think with you mind. Thanks.

  19. profile image0
    matama ellieposted 8 years ago

    I think you need to reason with both.Your heart  can get you into a lot of trouble should you convince yourself that something is good for you when it is not.Alternatively, making a decision based sorely on your mind can prevent you from experiencing life in all its fullness.

    It is always good to think of the pros and cons of whatever decision you want to make as well as any potential fallout.If you feel you can look at yourself in the mirror everyday for the rest of your life regarding the decision you have made, then by all means go for it!

    If you can get to a place where both the heart and mind are in agreement, then you will probably be making the best decision, i guess.

    1. lupine profile image75
      lupineposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are correct...it is never good when you do the wrong thing and convince yourself that it's right. Someone like this may have a problem with "cognitive" thinking. Yes, be open to life's experiences, for the right reasons.

  20. funtoosh profile image61
    funtooshposted 8 years ago

    Mind is above heart so people will say it is the mind who always wins but for me the heart gives volume to your thought. So both mind and heart are required to think and act.

 
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