In the blog before yesterday, I had copied over Chetan's question here. I answered his question as best I could, and now he has come up with a million-dollar question that every human being on Earth must want the answer to.
OK, here I would like to ask a million dollar question.(For me but it is!!). God has always said to follow our heart and not our intellect.Tell me,when a thought comes to mind, how to know whether it is coming from the heart or from the brain?
When people fall in love, they always follow their hearts and later they are left repenting and weeping!
I would like to know from you.
The stuff Chetan refers to includes:
The Story of Heavenletters http://www.heavenletters.org/the-story-of-heavenletters-all-in-one-page.html
The early early Heavenletters before they were numbered: www.heavenletters.org/sutras.html
I answered his question based on what I remember from Heavenletters:
Okay, here is what I wrote back:
Beloved Chetan, I do believe that you are asking the million-dollar question. When is it our heart, our mind, and/or our ego?
Which one of us has all the answers or any of them?
I do remember some of the themes that God gives us in Heavenletters™. Two related points come to mind.
God says we don't measure our lives based on outcomes and results. We can fall in love, just as you say, and wind up heart-broken. Because the romance did not turn out to be what we wanted doesn't mean that we were wrong. Following our hearts -- life altogether -- doesn't have to mean worldly success. We ask why: I loved this person so much, our hearts were pure, and it didn't work out. We don't have to know why, God tells us.
God also tells us again and again not to become attached. If we could love without attachment, would we suffer when someone breaks off with us or whatever?
Interestingly, just in yesterday's Heavenletter #4279 True Grace --
Humility is no more nor less than knowing you don't have to have your own way.
This is a nice big insight. You don't have to be first in line. You don't have to be first in life.
...you can easily let someone else go first. You can let Me go first, My Will not thine.
Chetan, it's possible that every single Heavenletter addresses, in some way, your million-dollar question.
Then I remembered something else important to say:
Anything that comes from less than love is not from the heart. Negative emotions certainly seem to be heartfelt, yet negativity, no matter how strong it may feel, is not from love and, of course, negativity is not to be acted on.
Then in today's Heavenletter #4280, The Waves of Life, there are also lines relevant to Chetan's question!
I am guessing we could find thousands of lines from God in Heavenletters where He addresses this universal question which is: How do we know?
Tomorrow's blog will be about the new writing project that came to mind. It's not really new, but it seems to want to be done now. It won't take long and I'm pretty sure it will say more in response to Chetan's question.
Well, God did say that everyone and everything is connected!