Monday, July 1, 2013

CH171: Of Heart and Mind

There are so many metaphors one can use for relationships.

One can liken it to the process of a sword being crafted by a blacksmith. You'd need fire and water to temper the steel. One can also liken it to a house - you need a good foundation and constant upkeep as it's weathered down.

what is there for two people to hold on to in relationships? What choices do people have to make to be certain? The mind versus the heart. The good versus the bad.

All relationships have a mix of positive and negative experiences. What is important in recovery, is to look past the negative and focus on the positive. Negative experiences can be corrected and fixed to prevent recurrence if two people in love and commitment work together to resolve them and consequently give themselves time to heal and become better. Positive experiences can be recreated and have more of to flourish a relationship.

The mind and the heart work together. But they both serve different purposes and ideologies. The mind serves as a filter of the heart from the outside the same way it filters whatever the heart lets out - supposedly. Relationships are a matter of heart. If the mind was to decide on the matters of heart and relationships, then it should be making decisions based on rationale and practicality. The mind will decide based on satisfying physical and circumstantial needs - money, food, shelter, etc. The heart on the other hand decides something that transcends the physical and spiritual. As a filter though, the mind can come into conflict with the heart as an act of self-preservation.

Don't confuse the heart and the mind. 

Relationships are not meant to be perfect, but it requires both people together to fight for it.


The commitment is there, but the fire of the fight needs rekindling.
1 month. Cool off. 


  1. Hey, friend. Sent you a message regarding your post. This reply is about the photo. Hehe! I can tell you three things about that dome. But that was if you got me to give you the museum tour. :P Hehe!

    Kidding aside, big hugs!

    1. thanks friend! :-)

      haha, ive been to the museum twice now! but i remember you have a new exhibit! i havent done the personal tour. previous ones were the events so thats a reason to go ;-) when do you get regularized na if thats the correct term?

    2. Hehe! I want to go to the new exhibit! :) I have to pass my "final exam" and then, I am officially a museum volunteer. :)

    3. you can do it for sure! im actually interested to go see the eames exhibit as well. the mummy one sucked hehe (compared to the one in the Met)...and of course youll pass! represent! ;-)

    4. the mummy one sucked big time!!! i told you we went for it, right?! it was so bleh. haha! thank you for the vote of confidence! :)

  2. I wish you the best, Tipz.