Head VS Heart: The Inner Battle

Who wins?Decisions are something we all have to make on our own, at some point in our lives. But the question is, do we decide with our heart or with our mind?

Our heart is an authentic faction that shows us who we are on the inside, what we really feel, and what we really desire. Our mind, on the other hand, is a logical and reasonable tool that helps us see the world in black and white. Some people might think that their emotions make them a monster; restrain them from doing the right thing; they make biased decisions. But, I don’t think that is true. Speaking solely for myself, my heart plays a huge role in decision-making.

I am always wrapped in my emotions. If I didn’t make decisions with my heart, I wouldn’t be staying in New York today; I wouldn’t be studying Psychology in college; and most importantly, I wouldn’t be living my dream. As the Fox in The Little Prince said, “ It is only with the heart that one can see clearly, what’s essential is invisible to the eyes.” If we never consider what makes us happy, we will end up living a depressed and unfulfilled life.

For others, the mind might be the driving force in making choices. It is without doubt that if we don’t think and plan before we make decisions, we are most likely to end up in a fix. Therefore, the two factions should work together in solving the problem. When we’re at the crossroads of having to choose between the heart and the mind, we should eliminate the fork in the road by merging the path. Like Nelson Mandela once said, “ A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”




47 thoughts on “Head VS Heart: The Inner Battle

  1. Very well said and extremely insightful! Glad I dropped in to see what you were up doing these days! 🙂

  2. I really like this. Thinking about it my life is always my heart because I trust my head to work without much effort at all. It does. They come and go as I face any situation correctly. There is never a moment when either one is missing.

  3. Hi Shreya! Your blog design and writing style are beautiful. You make the reader think and smile at the same time.I really liked you.

  4. I loved this post! Most people don’t admit that it’s their emotions that are the driving factor to make decisions and not their minds. Your honesty is admirable. 🙂

  5. Our whole life is about balance, isn’t it 😉
    I love the picture that you put at the end, do you know who the artist is?
    Also, I wanted to say thanks for the comment, but maybe try to make comments to people’s blogs a bit less generic…
    (mine landed in the spam and I would have missed it completely if it weren’t for mail alert.)
    Anyways, have a great day and keep writing and enjoying your summer days!

  6. Your blog is really amazing. Keep up the good work. Just continue writing with this honesty. “Always listen to your heart”- I believe in this but I consult my brain once too.

  7. I really loved this. I’m going through a battle with what my heart desire abd my insecurities along with my mind trying to pull me into 3 different direction. My heart and my mind can compromise every now and then but now I’m older i try to do what my heart desire.

  8. Hi Shreya – LOL, I came before heading off to write 🙂

    There are times when it is wise NOT to follow the heart. Those are the times when we would react in response to a great hurt, or in anger.

    Follow your heart, but let your mind guide you. 🙂

    Loved your clear, honest, writing style.

  9. I think it is so awesome to share something like this. I feel like everyone goes through this, but not everyone can open up acknowledge it and see what may be right, but also what they truly want. Never stop sharing your thoughts and stories, I love it! 🙂

  10. I love your post. This is a dilemma I have all the time – follow my heart or my head?. Looking forward to your next post. Cheers!

  11. I like to follow my gut😃 haha..excellent piece. Glad to meet you…you were thrown in my spam folder but I rescued you and voila, here I am. Nice to meet you, Kim

  12. Ha, this so resonates with me
    my head is nearly always over ruled by my heart
    My head just sits back and waits
    to say “I told you so”

  13. Bringing your head and heart into harmony should be the journey we all should be on every day of our lives. Keep living your life how you dream it should be and it’ll all turn out well in the end. Gorgeous photo and great writing, keep it up:)

  14. It took me years to figure this out, and I still doubt myself sometimes, so good on you for figuring it out before most people do.

  15. Interesting view point. Being more inclined to use the mind as a source problems. Reason is often the enemy of your hopes and plans. The emotional heart often provides a stronger path. We seek what we can attach part of us.

  16. Hi Shreya
    You have hit the nail on the head. I needed to hear these words. My heads takes over my heart majority of the time. This is my own fault for making myself like this. My heart is something I need to listen to more.
    Thank you for this post.
    With Love

  17. Beautifully written and very much true. I feel it constantly, the push and pull between heart and mind. I feel most comfortable when I keep my heart firm on a couple of dreams which truly matter to me, but I try to work to work toward them in a rational way. Sigh, does that even make sense? I hope it makes sense, it’s never easy to balance well between heart and mind. But thanks again for the awesome words 🙂

    1. It definitely makes sense. I apologise for my late reply~ I have been busy soaking up the last few days of summer before university kicks in. Thank you for your comment!

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