"When the heart resists, the mind will not accept"

I'm not exactly sure what this quote means. There are many things in life that you don't really want to. Your heart just isn't in it. But, you do it anyway because it has to be done. On the other side, I guess if you have a loved one who dies your heart is still attached and it refuses to relinquish. When your heart still aches for that person your mind can sometimes not accept that they are dead. Overall though I believe common sense or the "mind" can usually overrule the heart maybe because I am young and haven't really experienced love or loss I can't comment on this quote. Sure, in the books I read the heart always overrules and in the end and everyone overcomes troubles to live happily ever after. But does that happen in real life? If even in your heart you know something is true it doesn't stop your mind from thinking it is false. I don't know? I feel like I am out of my depth here and writing about something I'm not yet old enough to understand. Why does the heart always have to symbolize emotions and the mind the rationality? I can't tell you what this means until 20 years from now when I've experienced it instead of watching it on Dawson's Creek or Beverly Hills (Not that I ever have or will watch either). The truth is they're just imaginary characters with no real hearts or minds with which to guide me. I'll trust my own judgment not some scriptwriters.


Katie Stauffer