Have you ever tried to change the world? If you have I am sure you did your homework, came armed with the facts, and then presented them in a calm and rational manner. How did that work out?
The truth is, we "change" when we are emotionally invested in making that decision. Okay, I know not everything is emotional - which oil to use in my car is intellectual - but how I choose to eat is emotional.
Addiction is emotional or there would be no addicts. Relationships begin and end emotionally or there would be no divorces. Art, exploration, invention, and more are all driven by an emotion - to create, to learn, to discover, to build something new. Not because we are looking at the facts, but because there is something within that says "I WANT THIS!" That is emotional.
We call it many things: passion, drive, intention, creativity. But at its core it births within our hearts, takes focus in our minds, and then it is our spirit that really makes it fly. Without that foundation within our heart, little gets done other than the mundane and tedious.
Facts make sense. Logic and intellect make sense. But these are not the forces that drive us to greatness, change the minds of the masses, raise armies, or discover new lands.
We are biologically designed to feel. The breakdown in our world has been to deny what we feel is right and good and replace it with logic. But the feelings don't go away, they just get perverted and distorted and displaced - and this is not good, for anyone.
Intellect has its place. But it is not the source of great change. Change happens when we feel something strongly - and to change the world, we need to feel something strongly.
Did you think? or just feel? Inspired to be more, do more, try more, and live more?
Welcome to my Journey!
I'm inviting you to join me on my journey as I seek to find a new way of being in an old set of systems. It's hard, but worth it!