Principles for Living: Two paths: head or heart

They are two very different paths, as night is to day, as rap is to classical music or as fast food is to organic vegetarianism.

Principles for Living: Two paths: head or heart

We can live a life from our head or a life from our heart. They are two very different paths, as night is to day, as rap is to classical music or as fast food is to organic vegetarianism.

Life from our head is a life of ego, where we measure ourselves by what we do, what we have and by what others think of us. We attempt to make life happen, we do and do and we judge and measure each choice we make as good or bad. We are never truly present because we operate our current actions from our past (guilt) or future (fear).

Because we are not present, we don’t make truly conscious choices and rely on seduction instead of attraction to make life happen. Our unfinished business piles up. We, as a result, aren’t powerful people because our opinions hold us trapped as we vie to fit in, reliant on outside distraction like TV, the internet or social media to fill us up.

Life from our heart asks only one question. Will my next choice give myself and those that I love peace? And if not, I will choose differently until I get to peace.

At the level of the heart, we are traveling on the moving sidewalk of life. We are out of our own way, attracting the right circumstances because we see all of life as connected. We see humanity and all things alive as part of a systemic whole. A life of the heart leads to human beings not human doings. We may be slowed down by an errant motorist as we’re driving through town and instead of being irritated, we look to our left and see the sale on winter coats we’ve been waiting for.

Far from mystical musings, these lives of power have been recorded and studied, referred to by Carl Jung as synchronicities, where everything happens for a reason and apparent negative events, seen truthfully, are accidents on purpose meant to help us grow and move us towards our higher path and our more aware selves.

Chiropractic, by clearing the nervous system, can accelerate a life of growth, of moving to the present, of being and not doing, of moving from our heads to our hearts, of getting to peace.

It’s your choice. Head or heart. Two very different paths. Two very different lives.

Aloha and peace.

Dr. Carl Weber, B.P.E. (Hon), DC, is a chiropractor at Lake Cowichan Chiropractic, 85 Darnell Rd. Contact them at 250-749-3393 or check the  out on the internet at www.lakecowichanchiropractic.com.