This blew my mind.
Try to say the color of the following words, not what the letters spell but, the color itself.
red purple green blue orange yellow
blue orange red yellow purple green
orange green blue purple red yellow
yellow blue purple orange red purple
That was harder than I though. Doing things different alway is.
Today, heart is the emotional center.
In the ancient Middle East, when and where these sayings were written, heart was about will. (Soul was the emotional center back then.) To apply your heart wasn’t about feeling something, it was about making a choice.
My emotional center is all over the place. I’ve yet to meet someone whose emotions don’t fluctuate. They change from day to day, sometimes hour to hour, often for no good reason. Once, I woke up mad at my wife. As we drank our coffee, she asked what was wrong. Only then did I realize I was mad about something she said in my dream.
Taking instruction must be an act of the will. Ego tells me I already know, even when I don’t. Shame joins in and says I’m stupid for not knowing, then doubles down when I do something wrong because I didn’t.
There are all kinds of emotions orbits here. But, the heart isn’t about emotion — it’s about choice.
Chose to learn.
Chose to grow.
Chose to do something different, even if it’s hard at first.