All too often the logical mind and the emotional heart can seem to work at odds during the process of manifestation. The intellect and the emotions have long been marked and deemed as adversaries to one another, with logic laying claim to the left brain and creativity, and the colorful offspring of the emotions residing in the right brain. Any coincidence that these cards came up on these respective sides?
Did Rodney King realize when he said “Can’t we all just get along?” he was referring to the Montagues and Capulets of the psyche? Those who pride themselves on being highly logical and intellectual believe emotions bring corruption to clearly laid plans, to well thought out decisions, to carefully calculated options. They see decisions made based on emotions akin to a flailing water hose at full pressure.
In the meantime those who are moved by unfettered compulsion based on pure feelings see the Spocks of the world as cold, unfeeling, detached, and dispassionate. They wonder how they could truly be living when the flavor of every decision is distilled and filtered out in a sterile array of Bobby Fischer-esque moves.
The truth is these are highly complimentary aspects of the actions and impetuses within the manifestation process. By no means are they mutually exclusive of each other. When we see logic and emotions as working against each other we end up manifesting that which consists of one or the other, leaving us with either a technically sound yet highly unsatisfying end result, or a creation that lights us up emotionally but leaves a wake of destruction like a golem.
To see a richly brilliant outcome from the intention we originally set, we need to incorporate equal parts of clinical sound decision making with the fiery impulse of desire. When we find ourselves relying excessively on our logical mind, we need to add a bit of whimsy to the mix to give our endeavors pizazz. When we find we are making a series of emotionally charged compulsive moves without a plan, we need to stop and breathe, then categorize our desires by a logical hierarchy. Through this process we will find that logic and emotions are actually powerful allies that work incredibly in juxtaposition, which forms the true foundation of the human experience.