- The mind is not where life dwells, and to emphasize it at the expense of the heart is to experience less than the abundant life Jesus offers us.
- However, to scorn the mind is to ignore a vital part of our being which God created with the intent that we might love him with it as surely as we do with our heart.
In my circles, I hear a lot of talk about living from the heart, not the head. That message is nothing new; it has been around for decades, and I understand where it comes from. There's certainly an underlying truth to it; unfortunately, though, the way it gets expressed often implies a false polarity instead of a balance. The heart and intellect are not incompatible. Far from it! Living fully and wisely from the heart involves using our head, and problems arise when we emphasize either at the expense of the other. I know because I've lived on both ends of the spectrum. Here is what I've found: