ALCHEMY OF WORDS
ALCHEMY OF WORDS
Forget everything I’ve told you about the heart. Forget what all the books and the gurus and the masters have said. The heart cannot be trusted.
Seriously, beware. It is reckless and selfish and has no regard whatsoever for your safety. Or your happiness.
It will lead you straight into temptation. Into the fire and over cliffs. Then shrug its shoulders at the wreckage.
If you don’t believe me, just think about the trouble it has caused in your own life. See? I told you.
Why have we unwittingly given the heart so much power over our lives? It feels like we didn’t even have a choice. Like we came wired that way from the factory.
Consider this your wake-up call.
You do not have to believe everything it says. You do not have blindly follow it down questionable alleyways. You do not have buckle at the knees at its slightest provocation.
And you most certainly do not have to rethink everything in your life and change your whole trajectory because it tells you to. I mean, unless that’s what you really want.
But how do you even know what you really want? How do you even know what you really think?
Not that thinking is any more reliable. Your head should wipe that smug look off its face, because it does not have any better track record.
How many times has it thought something was a good idea that clearly was not. And then, in the wake of any bad decision, it starts thinking the only way for you to be in the world is to play everything safe. To avoid feelings at all cost.
And so you end up sitting alone with nothing to do. Trying to remember why there is no joy in your life.
Who designed these stupid human bodies of ours? Someone should file a products liability lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Both the heart and the head would make terrible witnesses at trial, though. They’re not reliable narrators. Each one always wanting to blame the other.
If neither the head nor the heart can be trusted to guide us, then what are we supposed to do?
Maybe we should we hold some kind of peace summit and negotiate a treaty between them. Do you think it is possible for them to talk to each other and see if they can work out some kind of an information sharing arrangement?
I think it’s worth a shot. I mean what do we have to lose? Things aren’t exactly working the way they are.
Hopefully the whole is better than the sum of its parts.