Think with Your Heart for
Better Results
•        The heart communicates to the brain and the body. In a
number of ways, via: nervous system connections: hormones
produced in the heart. The fact that the heart produces hormones
released into the blood stream affecting all of the body was first
demonstrated 30 years ago and has led to tests routinely performed
in hospitals across the country.
•        The heart emits more electrical activity than the brain.
•        The electromagnetic field of the heart is incredibly strong.  It
not only can be measured anywhere on the body (using an EKG
with electrodes on the ankles and wrists) but also for several feet
outside the body, too.
•        Activity in one person's heart can be measured in the brain
waves of another person, when they are touching or within a few
feet of each other.

In general, we are taught to rely on logic, but as humans, we are
really ruled by our emotions. So how can we use both effectively?
The process is not that hard, with a little practice.  The following
are steps you can use get in touch with and listen to your heart:
1.        Sit quietly and focus on your heart (and heart chakra). This
sends a signal to the heart that you seek its intelligence.
2.        Slow your breathing. This sends another signal to your body
that you seek higher intelligence, and not that of the normally
stressed, and freaked out ego. Deep breathing calms the nervous
system and quiets the brain.
3.        Conjure a sense of gratitude, compassion, or love. These are
the feelings which trigger an activation of the heart’s energy.
4.        Ask your heart a question. The question should be brief and
to the point.
5.        Everyone will experience the heart’s intelligence a bit
differently. You may feel butterflies in your gut, a warm sensation
growing around your body, or tingling in your fingertips. You may
not feel any bodily sensations, but have a clear, short answer that
comes through your mind. Know that it likely will not need a long-
drawn out story to “justify” its wisdom. The heart speaks directly
and clearly. If it does not work the first time, try this process again
to let your body know that you seek the intelligence of the heart and
not the ego.
6.        Practice makes perfect. The more often you do this, the
easier it will be to tap into the seat of pure consciousness.   
7.        
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens — Carl
Jung

Logic is deceivingly convincing and if you have not yet developed a
strong intuition, it can be very misleading. Fortunately, my inner
compass is strong enough at this point to give me urges and
warning signs that I may be heading down a stray path and so I
have the opportunity to correct course when I acknowledge and
respect my intuition.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to
become. Everything else is secondary.
” — Steve Jobs

Let's take a trip down memory lane together — your memory, of course. I want you to go back in time for a
moment and try to remember the last time you had to make a life-changing decision, such as getting into or
leaving a relationship, or perhaps moving to another city.

Regardless of the magnitude of your decision, one thing is certain in order to formulate a final conclusion; you
must have used your brain, heart or a combination of both. When we reach a major crossroad in our lives that
can possibly alter it forever, an internal tug-of-war begins between your mind and gut instincts.

Next thing you know, you are tossing around ideas in your head and analyzing your options while
simultaneously noticing how these choices are actually making you feel.  It is completely normal to feel  
overwhelmed, confused, excited and anxious all at the same time as a result.

Your head can sort out how to organize and plan these things, but your head cannot tell you if you are happy doing these things. Your heart
needs to be your compass because it will tell you whether you are happy, whether something doesn’t feel right, and if you learn to listen
carefully, it can also lead you the right way.

Baba Shiv, a professor of marketing at Stanford University, believes that when it comes to decision-making, "Harnessing the power of
emotions is critical."  He explains that through empirical evidence, our brains first evaluate the options on the table analytically, but eventually
use emotional interests for guidance.  Additionally, he proclaims that doing so will provide us with "more confident, committed decision
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making."

The heart has its own language. — Rumi

The heart’s intelligence has been ignored for far too long. What we have learned about the heart’s wisdom, however, in the past several years
— through the research of psychologists, neurobiologists, and re-surfaced wisdom teachings from our ancient past — should inspire everyone
to look at the heart in a completely new way. Let’s look at a few of the most important and amazing new findings about the central role of the
heart in controlling the mind:
•        Some researchers refer to the heart as the "little brain."  There are 40,000 sensory neurons relaying information to the brain from the
heart.