There are things in life
that we can only do from our hearts
and those we never regret.
In fact, we’ll do them
over and over again
the same exact way.
These are acts of life
where we draw
from the better instincts of our hearts,
and as they are driven
mainly by passion, convictions and principles,
self-interest or consequences don’t matter,
as much as one’s self-beliefs,
for that someone,
we are ready to take a bullet for.
One thing is absolutely certain,
these types of monumental steps
are not driven by our brains!
Because we could never have the courage
to hurt ourselves or act against our own best interests,
as both are exclusively matters of the heart.
These acts of valor are
where heroes are born,
the course of history is changed,
lives are spared or saved
and humanity shines and rises
to its highest levels.
There are many of us who are born
with great instincts of the mind,
and there are also many of us who come to life
with great instincts of the heart,
but one of life’s paradoxes
is that we always seem to follow
those instincts that we are the weakest on,
inevitably leading us
into unfulfilled and depressing lives.
And in matters of love,
the brain and the heart are like oil and water,
they don’t mix well,
because the brain
cannot create, govern, control or sustain love
When we follow
the better instincts of our brains
in matters of love,
there is no love,
but rather thoughts instead of feelings.
What likely there is,
is an arrangement where we settle
for comfort and emptiness.
Because inasmuch as
the better instincts of our minds
serve us well,
when logic, convenience and common sense
when looking back at life,
we will always realize
that immense, absolute and wholesome happiness
only comes to us
when we have followed
the better instincts of our hearts.
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