I have no eyes but I can see, I have no ears but I can hear, I have no hands but I can feel, I have no tongue yet I can communicate, what am I? Your brain.
Yes, the brain… It has no ears, it has no eyes, it has no hands, nor a tongue, yet it knows how to use every single aspect of our bodies to know its surroundings . It is a response and reaction mechanism of the human body that given a certain stimulus it will respond one way. Given another stimulus it will respond another way. But what is it responding to?
Many scientists; neurologist, psychologist, philosophers, biologist, anthropologist, sociologists, have given their say on what it can and cannot do. We know that we are capable of so much more… yet it escapes us all to think that the brain, though vital for our existence, is nothing more than a response and reaction mechanism. One that constantly scanning its environment for two things. Any and all things pleasing, and anything that would keep it from any and all things pleasing.
That which would cause pleasure we gravitate to. That which would prevent us from anything pleasing we would immediately and instantly guard against – we will fight or we will take flight. It’s as simple as offense and defense. Offense is to move towards the achievement and attainment of all things pleasing. Defense is to guard against any and all things that would keep us from all things pleasing. and of all the things that we can experience in our life… Love is the single greatest and most powerfully pleasing element of all.
The brain has no real understanding of what love is because love is a mixture of multiple intoxicating neurochemicals – testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin. However, it does react to the chemicals that are being produced and it wants more of it and is always looking for ways to create it. And of these neurochemicals the one that is the most addictive is Oxytocin, which the heart produces in higher quantities then that of the brain (This is a highly contested thought in the scientific community – Even though the first fully functional organ in most, if not all, living creatures is the… heart)
Of all our emotions of all our drives – Love, the desire and need to connect with another human being, is the one thing that the brain is always scanning for; How to achieve more of it, how to protect it, how to experience it more and more. For Love is the most pleasing of all.
Knowing the connection between the heart and the brain. The heart is fully formed and functional first. The brain gets a charge and it knows that it is alive. Is it so hard to believe that love is what makes us feel alive? Is it so hard to believe that Love is what gives us energy and purpose? Love is what excites us and motivates us? Why is it so hard to let love be our guide and our reason for being and expression?
What prevents us from experiencing life to the max is not fear itself… rather it is a fear that we will not experience love, that we cannot see how love would be in the experienced keeps us from experiencing all that there is to experience. For the thought, the idea, the potential for the absence of love is displeasing. And that which is displeasing we will fight against or avoid at all cost. So… Love and all things pleasing is the one thing that guides us all.