Heart-to-heart: Thoughts of the mind & heart


A question I find myself subconsciously asking myself daily is: What’s on my heart?

Typically, I am aware of the thoughts which are on my mind: to-dos, schoolwork, etc. These are the thoughts that all too often ensnare me. It is easy for me to become caught up in the “daily grind” and lose track of the bigger picture (a.k.a. what I am working towards, my spiritual life, my health, and overall purpose).

So, when I am alone and in a quite place I start to think, not about what my mind is constantly buzzing about, but what my heart is saying to me.

How do I differentiate thoughts of the mind vs. thoughts of the heart?
-thoughts of the mind are often loud/clear, can be negative, have a wordly focus
-thoughts of the heart are often soft-spoken, deeper-rooted, driven by my passions

This differentiation between thoughts of the mind and thoughts of the heart is an idea I am just beginning to scratch the surface on and to explore. What are your thoughts?

Some verses to think on:

  • Deuteronomy 6:6
    These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
  • Psalm 37:31
    The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.
  • Psalm 40:8 (NIV)
    I desire to do your will, my God;
        your law is within my heart.

Love always,


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