Mind and Heart, Left and Right Brain
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False Dichotomy: “Mind” vs. “Heart”
A huge problem in some conceptions, primarily found in those of right-brain dominant imbalance, is that of the constant divide between what is referred to as the “heart” vs. “brain” or “heart” vs. “mind”. The heart is the most powerful muscle in the body. The heart has a more powerful electromagnetic field. Ok. And this means the heart organ is better and more important than the brain organ? Some conclude yes, and choose to focus on the “heart” conception, emotion and feeling, not much on the development of thinking, and also on altered forms of “meditation” and silencing the mind.
It’s the same for the left-brain dominant believers who posit that the brain or their conception of “mind” as being above the emotional capacities of care and compassion of the alleged “heart” domain. Do people not realize these terms are symbolic references to aspects of one consciousness? “The heart is better!” some say. “The brain is better!” others say. “Emotions and feeling are better!” “Thinking and mind are better!” Why all this false division? It is for mind control purposes, to confuse and obfuscate the accurate correspondence between reality and its representation through language symbols.
We are talking about one dynamic, consciousness, and its component piece attributes, thought and emotion, but confusing them with organs called the brain and heart. As a result of using the same words for both organs and aspects of consciousness, people are confused about what they are even talking about. The brain is not the mind and thinking. The heart is not emotions and other capacities. The “brain” is an incorrect euphemism for “mind”, and “heart” is an incorrect euphemism for “emotions”, with both “mind/thinking” and “emotions/feeling” as part of the one consciousness, two parts of one whole.
We are the ones, in delusions of imbalance, who try to play the “heart” against the “mind”, and feeling against thinking, in false conceptual frameworks, incorrect understandings of dualities. The devil of opposition, shatan, is inside of us in this case, preventing us from seeing reality correctly.
New Agers and pseudo-spiritualists are all for the so-called “heart”. Heart this and heart that, and downplay the importance of the mind or “brain” in their conception, they don’t like the “head” much. Do you know that when you remove your heart, and put in a mechanical one, you still live and exist and have consciousness? You can be shot in the heart and live for a few seconds conscious. If you are shot in the head/brain, it terminates your conscious experience. Well, then maybe your physical heart isn’t the super great magical wonder fest you believe it to be, despite the energy flow, power and output it has as an organ. You can’t live without many organs. Heart, brain, lungs, etc. But you don’t see me saying the brain is the most important, then comes the heart after. Both of the organs are important in life, and both the consciousness attributes of thought and emotion are important.
I don’t play the “heart”-and-“mind”-as-separate game, and that includes the “heart vs. brain” false organ-equivocation conception. Heart and mind are both aspects of consciousness with words used to describe them. “Mind” is not in the physical brain. “Heart” is not in the physical heart. The “Mind” and “Heart”, which is being referred to in metaphysical conceptions, are actually in consciousness, and are not separate things themselves outside of consciousness battling out for rulership. This is the confusion implied when people associate the mind and emotive capacities with the brain and heart organs themselves. Language matters.
Uniting the “heart” and “mind” is like uniting the left and right brain, as both sets represent overlapping dualistic aspects of consciousness. You don’t live in the heart organ, just like you don’t live in the brain organ, these are false terms to refer to something else, and they only confuse the ability to understand reality clearly through the automatic conclusions we make about the sources of the symbolic “heart” and “mind”. There are left and right brain imbalances, and these are likened to the “mind” and “heart”, or thinking and feeling imbalances. It’s all symbolic, but people start to take it literally and get confused with a lack of proper logical application to their conceptions or the grammar used to define them.
For many who are stuck in left-brain dominant imbalances, they are all about neurology and the brain itself as having the answers for the source of consciousness, which they associate and connect to thinking and reasoning as most important. For many people stuck in right-brain imbalances, they are all about the heart itself as having the answers for consciousness which they often associate and connect to emotions and feelings as most important. Do these two groups of people not understand they are just playing the same false dichotomous game? All the New Age garbage is all about their conception of “heart” over their conception of “mind”, and they love playing this game to justify their imbalanced state of consciousness and being.
“Heart” is True Care with Mind, Within Consciousness
“Heart” in its “spiritual” symbolic definition is best represented as True Care. It is the symbol for the reaching the real self, the center of being, the living in authentic, realized, actualized, examined, True Self in harmony and alignment with Truth and Morality. You cannot be “pure-hearted”, just like you cannot be “pure Truth” or “pure Morality”. “Pure-hearted” would only mean that you strive to be pure in “heart”, better and do less wrong, not that you are actually “pure in heart”. We can never be “pure”/”perfect” anything, but we can purify and refine ourselves to that likeness. So “pure-hearted”, “perfect in heart”, is only the general True Care, desire and will to do what is right, good and true, at all times. If you do wrong, and don’t want to change, then you are not living in the “spirit” of being “pure-hearted”, since you lack True Care to align with Truth and Morality as you discover it in greater depths.
The “heart” is viewed as the fountain of man’s deeds, the driving motivational source of desire and will power. The True Care “heart” will help to generate a proper evolution in consciousness. Anything we care for is what drives us to seek and have it, accomplish a task, etc. The symbolic scales of Ma’at are weighing the heart as representative of our negative, harmful deeds, which are our actions.
It’s not about heart vs. mind, left-brain vs. right-brain, one over the other, etc. So many people want to play this infantile game. It is actually about what capacities in consciousness there are, and if you are using them or not, and to what degree you are using them, etc. Care, intuition, intellect, thought, feeling, are all a part of ourselves, and it involves our body, our brain, our heart, our gut, and maybe other smaller “brains” throughout the body. The point is, it’s a package deal. You can have imbalances, over use, under use, polarized extreme use, etc., but it’s all a part of you as you currently are, and it can change. It’s not the “brain” vs. “heart” or “mind” vs. “heart”, it’s all of them together in symbolic reference to particular organs we believe are the “source”. Who knows what, if any, capacity of consciousness is coming from which organ. I say all aspects of consciousness do not come through any organ, but manifest expressions through them into the physical world, at best. Does this knowledge of the source from the organs matter, ultimately, for us to learn about using aspects of consciousness, developing them, harnessing them, mastering them? No, it doesn’t matter as much as actually using them and developing them.
If anything, the brain is the receiver of consciousness to have an experience, and the heart is something symbolic of the activator, generator, of our experience. We can activate good or bad, right or wrong (hence desires, care). The generation is the central core of something, and the actual heart organ is at the center of the body. Again a correlation is made between the center of man’s body and the center of man’s being or “spirit of man”, and then euphemisms ensue about how the “heart” of consciousness is actually the heart organ itself. This creates confusing about accurate representations of reality.
“Heart of man”, “heart”, “mind” is all the center of being. “Heart of man” does not refer to the physical heart, nor does the mind refer to the physical brain. These are metaphysical aspects. When the false association is made with a literal heart, and as a result of other correspondences people make between the literal heart and emotions, then the feelings and emotions are interpreted as the ultimate path and way to learn from the “heart”, “center of being”, not the “mind” or “thinking”, but “feeling” your way through information as being more important. Also, the “center” aspect gets muddled with ”middle way” ideologies of the gray and black sorcerer manipulator mindset that muddles Truth, Morality, Good and Evil, right and wrong. The “heart” and “mind” unite to evolve consciousness.
Phrases and Definitions
Here are some phrases with the “heart” used in it and what they symbolize to represent in meaning.
“Heart of tree”, core.
“Heart of subject”, center, core, important, essential, nature/mater/matter.
“Heart of darkness”, inner depths, deepest part, etc.
“Heart of Man”/”Man’s Heart”, is the center of being, “spirit”, not the physical heart, which is the confusion people get into.
The “spirit of man” and “heart of man”, is the quintessence, the True Self, in True Care, striving for Truth and Morality.
The “spirit in which we do things” is the care, desire, motivation, etc.
Similarly as the body is not the “you” yourself of consciousness, the brain and heart are not the “you” either, they are not the mind or emotions of consciousness, though the mind and emotions may work through our physical components of brain and heart.
“Heart” is also related to courage. Courage comes from Latin ‘cor’, which is heart. Core comes from heart, ‘cor’.
Old English heorte “heart; breast, soul, spirit, will, desire; courage; mind, intellect,
The “heart” and “mind” are similarly spoken of in the Bible. Why look at the Bible? It contains words that go back thousands of years, allegedly, so we can see what the words meant in certain parts of the world, at certain times. “Heart” and “mind” are about consciousness. The “heart” and “mind” are parts of consciousness, and can be likened to the left-brain and right-brain qualities, and of neocortex and limbic brain. They are parts that need to be united. They are parts of one whole that need to work together for harmony. Are emotions and feeling in the “heart”? Is the mind and thought in the “brain”? There are words of the physical matter, heart and brain, and there are symbolic descriptors of modalities within consciousness expression, “heart” and “mind”.
leb: inner man, mind, will, heart
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything: – + care for, comfortably, consent, X considered, courag [-eous], friend [-ly], ([broken-], [hard-], [merry-], [stiff-], [stout-], double) heart ([-ed]), X heed, X I, kindly, midst, mind (-ed), X regard ([-ed)], X themselves, X unawares, understanding, X well, willingly, wisdom.
It is used as mind and heart in the Bible, the inner man within the body, the real us, etc. It is not the physical heart or physical brain.
Other places in the Bible use mind in reference to breath in addition to heart, but heart is always leb or a derivative. Here are some words used for mind in the Bible. They relate to breath, spirit, wind, and related symbolic imagery to illustrate how the heart and mind are talking about very much the same thing, but seem divided into different aspects that aren’t the same.
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental): – any, appetite, beast, body, breath, creature, X dead (-ly), desire, X [dis-] contented, X fish, ghost, + greedy, he, heart (-y), (hath, X jeopardy of) life (X in jeopardy), lust, man, me, mind, mortality, one, own, person, pleasure, (her-, him-, my-, thy-) self, them (your) -selves, + slay, soul, + tablet, they, thing, (X she) will, X would have it.
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions): – air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit ([-ual]), tempest, X vain, ([whirl-]) wind (-y).
From H6284; the mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literally or figuratively (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to: – accord (-ing as, -ing to), after, appointment, assent, collar, command (-ment), X eat, edge, end, entry, + file, hole, X in, mind, mouth, part, portion, X (should) say (-ing), sentence, skirt, sound, speech, X spoken, talk, tenor, X to, + two-edged, wish, word.
Left and Right Brain
Left and right brain modalities of consciousness are expressed as bilateral symmetry in the brain organ due to the corresponding electrical activity that can be detected in more dominant regions of the brain, left or right, although the activity is throughout the brain when the load is shared in relative “balance”.
We can posit some correlations between attributes of consciousness, such as logic vs. intuition, analytical vs. creative, etc. But some people want to posit things incorrectly, mixing up the attributes with the classes, yet think they are making sense.
If someone tries to match a particular attribute of one of the classes of consciousness modalities, against the whole opposite class itself, you can immediately see they are engaging in a fallacy, and are themselves in an imbalanced state of being unable to see their error in thinking. Here is how we can structure the Classes and Attributes:
|“Balancing” the modalities of consciousness to discover, navigate, and understand reality with Contemplation, Reflection, Pondering, True Meditation|
To take the attribute from one side, say altered meditation of a specific kind you favor, and then raise importance above the entirety of the Left-brain class itself, is fallacious. Similarly, to compare the logic attribute to the whole Right-brain modality and concluding that it was superior to the whole class would make little sense as well. But, nonetheless, left-brain imbalanced people want to claim supremacy of a particular quality over the whole right-brain modalities, and right-brain imbalanced people want to claim supremacy of a particular quality over the whole left-brain modalities. People who claim this have imbalanced mindsets that prevent them from perceiving reality accurately. They can’t even perceive their own internal qualities accurately, and yet expect to be able to discern more complex matters in reality.
There are aspects of consciousness that are engaged in an extreme manner beyond fluctuating minor imbalance, and represent a greater kind of imbalance in consciousness capacities and uses. These are “heart” and “mind” viruses that have people enabling slavery, actively or passively.
Left and Right Brain “Balance”
Here is an infographic I made to express a more accurate understanding of how the Left-Brain and Right-Brain “Balance” and Imbalance work.
Example of New Age Conceptions Drugging Consciousness with Metaphysical Spells
Misuse of the terms, mind control through words to infatuate you.
I have heard a New Ager tell me that they were “pure-hearted”, even though I had previously told them about veganism and the immorality of being a carnist. The Truth did not matter. Mind did not matter. Thinking did not matter. Reason did not matter. Feelings and emotions matter most for these people. They feel good, therefore they feel moral, and therefore they are “pure-hearted”. Don’t let the rational thinking mind interfere with your delusions…. no… that would be too uncomfortable and that would be “bringing them down” from their “resonance” of feeling-good about themselves, the false resonance of their perceptions with falsity they accept as truth. So, keep the heart fantasy alive, all feeling and emotions with little development in the consciousness mind capacities and thinking capabilities, to think critically and discern reality accurately.
They have little understanding that their failure to develop their mind capacities is keeping them in bullshit fantasy land of self-delusions because they choose to feel-good about themselves and their position in the universe, rather than seek out, face and accept the uncomfortable Truth about how they are failing to live up to Truth and Morality.
Here are some selective quotes from typical New Age stuff, that is itself shared by people who also share Mark Passio’s New Age Bullshit material. They just don’t seem to be connecting things they assimilate well, and share contradictory information.
“If heart is activated, one instantly gets illumination of mind because all compression and expansion of the whole Universe in us was INNERSTOOD and locked. Incarnated Being achieved a balance and emanates individual song from the still point. Zero point.”
More zero point pseudo-philosophy… and, if your “heart is activated”, you instantly get “mind” “illumination!” No. This is not what happens when you just tell yourself you are “living from the heart”, “pure-hearted”, “heart-activated” and all these other phrases to describe beliefs about our self-concept of how “heart-something” we are. That is all they are. Beliefs. The don’t automatically “activate your mind” whatever that means. Even if you view “heart” here as what is should be, True Care, it does not automatically activate your mind and these other conceptions. This is metaphysical drugging, love-bomb style, with pseudo-spiritual buzz word combinations like zero point, balance, innerstood, illumination, activated, etc., talking about the universe and songs, making a connection with all that, to make you feel-good about yourself and your position in the universe, your worlview, self-image, and identity itself. These beliefs become attachments because of the conceptual structures they build inside our perceptual reality. They become a basis for our identity in our attempt to make sense of the universe and our place in it.
“However, many of people today die from heart attacks. This happen because they can not reach the balance in inner kingdom of duality and eventually, one part, whether it is a Venus, or Mars, defeats the other.”
Ignore all the medical research, ignore the harm animal products do, just activate your heart with meditation as is required, and then all will be great, ok?
“I strongly believe that this work perfectly captures inner searching which occurs in all of our lifes. But it only can be noticed by philospher, by soul which seeks truth and peace in stillness, meditation. In one’s heart.”
Notice how they mix in meditation with a “philosopher” who seeks Truth in one’s “heart”. They also make peace and stillness a central focus, more buzz words to infatuate you metaphysically in the spells of the mind.
Everything I have come to see from big meditation pushers has shown me the opposite is true about their self-professed claims of how great meditation is, and how far it has brought them, while failing to see how it has greatly impeded their ability to see reality and themselves more honestly through a lack of higher order thought processing capabilities. Meditation is required for the “heart-development” they say, and must be used for “spirituality” they say. But they fail to develop the mind in the ways that really matter, in the ways of discerning Truth, Morality towards Ending Evil for good. They are allowing themselves to be controlled by one modality of consciousness, blind to reality as it is because they are living in low thought mode, low thinking mode, low questioning mode, low critical thinking mode. This obsession with the “heart-whatever” self-image that has no substance in True Care of Morality in their actions, or the obsession with altered ”meditation”, is keeping them from developing the mind in ways that really matter and evolving consciousness truly, in real true intelligence and psychological maturity. If they do question and think, their mental capacities have been corrupted at the foundational core level with these false beliefs that have them projecting their imbalanced modality as the only method to activate the “heart”, to be so-called “spiritual”.
“Meditation is eternal and is occuring each second within each and everyone of us. Because meditation is Middle it at Ion. Middling all particles into middle balance. Point of stillness and illumination. That is what philosophers do…”
Again, pseudo-spiritual buzz words to infatuate you metaphysically, “meditation” “middling” of “particles” into “balance”, “point”, “stillness”, “illumination”, “philosophers”. Boy, I want to get onto his program and become a philosopher like him! I do agree that true mediation, the act of thinking, is occurring at all times in varying degrees.
I have spoken about this delusional focus before, of the false blind “balance” axiom in people’s lives, the false blind application of “middle way” philosophies. Why do they mix meditation, middle way, stillness, illumination, zero point, philosopher together in this misconceived hodgepodge? They are trying to present a pseudo-“spiritual” idea and get you to buy into it because of how wonderful, fantastic and good it sounds and possibly makes you feel. The feel-good love-bomb infatuation takes hold and lets the idea slip into acceptance in the mind without proper thinking, without critical analysis.
The real “heart” is symbolized by True Care. Care for Truth and Morality. Seeking to understand it, and then living it, and then teaching it to others. You don’t need to do the passive navel feel-good sensation meditation to do that, even if they claim that actually works to develop a real True Care for Morality, I see most meditator pushers fail in this regard. As I have said, the people I know who push this, have failed to develop themselves into greater harmony and unity with Truth and Morality by actually living it in their lives. Attachments hold them back. They need to develop the conscious awareness in consciousness, in “mind” more, and less of the unconscious dream state of “meditation” as they understand it and use it, or other dreamy fantasy conceptions that make people feel-good.
Big meditation pushers, or New Agers in general who may not even meditate, that I have come across, lack aspects of True Care. They lack the aspect of True Care that can get them to embrace the Truth and Morality of reality, or lack thereof. When confronted with a fact of reality that contradicts their established beliefs, they don’t care for Truth enough to embrace it, or investigate it and then embrace it, they just deny it in order to maintain their false self-images and worldviews. This first group can’t even face Truth. Then other meditation users or New Agers I have met can face the Truth in honesty, but they aren’t ready yet to change, they are waiting for something imaginary, and they seem to take a long time, if ever, to become ready to change. They lack the True Care to live and embody the Truth and Morality into their lives. They think meditation is more important than actualizing Truth and Morality in their lives. They can’t do that hard work on Truth and Morality, but they can keep meditating, that’s easy to hold onto and keep doing because it’s part of the pleasure trap feel-good attachment cutch.
What is the common factor in these individuals that prevent them from developing greater care to seek, embrace and accept Truth? What is the common factor in those that can accept the truth but don’t have enough care to motivate them to the courage and willpower to actualize and live more in Truth and Morality? For some, the common factor is meditation! The attachment that keeps them from progressing forward. They think that meditation is largely “where it’s at”, and so, they will keep doing that, rather than consciously develop the deadened capacities in them that can bring them to realize the Truth and Morality in their lives. They need to actually develop the “heart-center”, empathy, compassion, conscience and morality that comes with greater wider True Care, agape.
This material was developed as I was working on material to explain how others and myself view meditation, which should be forthcoming.