Friday, May 30, 2014



“The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of...”

That one line encapsulates unreasonable motivation.

Why do we sometimes go to unfathomable depths with a lover?
The heart has its reasons.

Why do we pursue the unattainable?
The heart has its reasons.

Why do we risk everything?
The heart has its reasons.

What makes us brave when we are cowards by nature?
The heart has its reasons.

How do we change that?

Heart bypass?

For some our motivation is and always will be based on what the heart wants. To deny it is like telling a loved child they cannot have a sweet because they are diabetic. It pains to deny the heart from the heart. For some, to do so creates a rift within the psyche. Reason becomes the enemy - the hated destroyer of flight. It grounds us but often it protects us. Reason talks of ends that must come. Of roads that we should not go down and gives us logical listings as to why that is the case. Surely then reason is what we must adhere to and follow? Surely reason is our friend? Yet, when the heart beats for someone reason is rejected. It stands in the corner of our being, its voice hardly audible but it talks. Continually it talks and the heart ignores.

Are the ones who listen to reason better for it? Perhaps. But often the price is the death of the heart. But when a lover is toxic then reason must out, for the heart then is on a mission to destroy itself.

Even when reason shouts the heart often wins with the argument that it has its motivation which reason can never understand.

The heart guards its secrets as to why it needs what it must.

Blaise Pascal, a 17th Century Mathematician, Physicist and Philosopher was the man who wrote: “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.”
If a man of Maths and logic (as opposed to one of the arts) can pen this then I think we have to take it that there is no scientific approach that we can use to temper the heart without destroying it; likewise - a way to keep it from dangerous journeys.

Then what must we do?

Accept that the heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.

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