My brain and heart divorced a decade ago

Dec 30, 2021
New year new story

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Once final piece of wisdom to round off the year. This is a must read! Not only is this beautifully written, it also act as sound advice to take through to 2022 ❤️

my brain and heart divorced

a decade ago

over who was to blame about how big of a mess I have become

eventually, they couldn't be
in the same room with each other

now my head and heart
share custody of me

I stay with my brain during the week

and my heart gets me on weekends

they never speak to one another
- instead, they give me the same note to pass to each other every week

and their notes they send to one another always says the same thing:

"This is all your fault"

on Sundays my heart complains
about how my head has let me down in the past

and on Wednesday my head lists all of the times my heart has screwed things up for me
in the future

they blame each other for the state of my life

there's been a lot of yelling - and crying

so, lately, I've been spending a lot of time with my gut
who serves as my unofficial therapist

most nights, I sneak out of the
window in my ribcage

and slide down my spine and collapse on my gut's plush leather chair that's always open for me

~ and I just sit sit sit sit
until the sun comes up

last evening, my gut asked me
if I was having a hard time being caught between my heart and my head

I nodded

I said I didn't know if I could live with either of them anymore

"my heart is always sad about
something that happened yesterday
while my head is always worried
about something that may happen tomorrow," I lamented

my gut squeezed my hand

"I just can't live with my mistakes of the past or my anxiety about the future," I sighed

my gut smiled and said:

"in that case, you should
go stay with your lungs for a while,"

I was confused
- the look on my face gave it away

"if you are exhausted about
your heart's obsession with
the fixed past and your mind's focus on the uncertain future

your lungs are the perfect place for you

there is no yesterday in your lungs
there is no tomorrow there either

there is only now
there is only inhale
there is only exhale
there is only this moment

there is only breath

and in that breath you can rest while your heart and head work
their relationship out."

this morning, while my brain
was busy reading tea leaves
and while my heart was staring
at old photographs

I packed a little bag and walked
to the door of my lungs

before I could even knock
she opened the door
with a smile and as
a gust of air embraced me
she said

"what took you so long?"

~ John Roedel (johnroedel.com)

With love ,

Dana and Amanda 

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