The Relation of Heart & Mind

05 Dec

What’s the relation of Heart and Mind? Have you ever thought about it? What’s that particular thing in the heart which other organs of our body are lacking? Why do we say that “mera ya kam kerny ko gee (dil) nhi cahta.” If we ponder over little profoundly we come to know that this is an order by our mind not by heart. Then why do we use the word “gee” (heart) instead of “dimagh” (mind)? Why….! Ever thought about it? Hey, don’t be perplexed, isn’t it the reality? Let’s mull over it together.

Well, just like other organs, heart is yet another organ of our body. Neither it has any thinking ability nor of understanding then why do we give primary importance to it in our feelings notions and emotions?

What’s the answer to all these queries? I put these queries before a number of people. Most of them ended up with bookish language like; “Heart is a sea and human feelings and observations are its water.” But it wasn’t satisfying at all. One day entangling with these thoughts, all of a sudden a notion hit my mind which resolved the mystery for me at least. The thing which makes our heart different and prominent from other organs of our body and which creates a link between heart and mind is nothing other than HEART-BEAT.

Have you ever observed that with changing incidents of your life the speed of our heart-beat also changes? For instance; you are watching a horror movie; your heart-beat would also get faster as the suspense and dreadfulness of that movie takes length, on other hand your mind also keeps itself busy in many tangling perceptions about the upcoming situation of the movie. These tangling perceptions and variation in heart-beat create a relationship between heart and mind and we think that our heart has also participated in making perceptions about that movie. From here the relation of heart and mind takes birth and rises gradually along with the movie.

Let’s take another example; suppose you are sitting in front of your crush, at this particular moment your heart would be beating at Rawalpindi Express’ pace. Isn’t it? (Just envisage this particular panorama for a moment or so, you’ll get to know my stance more clearly.) It depends upon the nature of the boy and the girl if they are bit timid and dither to communicate with each other, there heart-beat would be quite fast. Just because of speediness of heart-beat and tangling thoughts in their mind, they might not be able to communicate smoothly. And here in this example tangling thoughts and speediness of heart-beat are creating a relation between heart and mind. That’s why heart is also participating in the conversation of that couple. Variation of heart-beat is a source of communication between heart and mind.

With these two examples we conclude that the thing which creates a relationship between heart and mind is nothing other than the variation in heart beat and entangling thoughts roving somewhere in the mind. As the roving thoughts in your mind don’t find a way to relieve themselves, it increases the rate of heart beat and then we say that “mera ya kam kerny ko gee(dil) nhi cahta” or in other words “mera kaleja ghat rha ha…” lol

In a nutshell, Heart and Mind has a strong an unfathomable relation which is simply due to the connection between heart-beat and entangling thoughts, wandering in the mind. Variation of heart-beat is a source of communication between heart and mind and heart-beat is the thinking source for our heart.



Posted by on December 5, 2009 in Dil ke Batain


21 responses to “The Relation of Heart & Mind

  1. khushboo mehta!!!

    September 29, 2008 at 4:58 pm

    hmm…. very nice !!
    actually my thinking is also like that but still i had some queries and questions
    but your article answered every single question of mine!!

    keep up the good work!!

  2. salman

    September 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Hmm…intriguing point of view. :P

  3. Ali Suleman

    October 2, 2008 at 8:46 am

    But it’s not only the heart that acts abruptly at certain stimuli, is it?
    Think about a scrumptous meal when you’re hungry, and your mouth fills with ‘paani’.
    Hold a lighted torche before your face and your eye-pupil shrinks.
    These all are called ‘involuntary actions’. I read this in my 9th class biology under the heading ‘Reflex Actions’. ;)
    And yes, what about the breath-rate in the 2 examples you gave?

  4. FD.Sheikh

    October 4, 2008 at 9:24 am

    Right you are about “pani” thingy but my dear, the article was all about Heart & Mind only. :) And as far as breath-rate is concerned, so let me state it’s closely associated with “heart beat” (which i have explicated in the article). I mean, as breath rate increases, heart beat gets faster and vice versa…

  5. samreen

    October 6, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I like ur article.From where do the thoughts come to u?[:)]

  6. FD.Sheikh

    October 10, 2008 at 12:58 am

    Thoughts came randomly, specially whenever I used to say, “mera ya kam kernay ko Gee nhi ker rha…” lol :D

  7. spotlesssoul

    April 18, 2010 at 5:26 am

    Indeed an intriguing view. But may be it happens because we relate the ‘logical aspects’ of our moods with mind and ’emotional aspects’ with our heart =) When we say ke humara dil nai kar raha, tow we don’t say it because that task should not be ‘logically’ done, we say that because we don’t ‘feel’ like doing that DESPITE the significance of that task. Feelings and heart are inter-linked afterall =)

    Just a random though which clicked my ‘mind’ after reading your post. I can be wrong as well:)

  8. FD Sheikh

    April 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Aji yahe tou sawal tha..why Heart?? why not Liver, Lung etc.??? :D That’s what i tried to answer.. :)

  9. FD Sheikh

    April 18, 2010 at 7:23 am

    btw i agree with your perception. cent percent! :)

  10. spotlesssoul

    April 18, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Ermm :) May be because the Creator Himself chose to reside in ‘heart’ and not in lungs,liver etc =) His choice makes this organ a unique one and attaches miracles to decisions made by this organ =)

  11. FD Sheikh

    April 18, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Nice perspective, Asif. Commendable! :)

  12. spotlesssoul

    April 18, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Asif? :S

  13. spotlesssoul

    April 19, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Ermmm? :$

  14. FD Sheikh

    April 19, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Ohhh! :O Sorry. Got mixed! :D Was reading a fellow writer’s (Asif) article. Regret the error! :D

  15. spotlesssoul

    April 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    :/ Hadd ho gaye.

  16. FD Sheikh

    April 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm


  17. Anito

    June 2, 2010 at 9:05 am

    The heart is a very special organ.

    it is the only organ that needs to be active on transplant. You cannot transplant a heart when it has already stopped beating even if its cells are still alive.

    The heart is not predisposed to any kind of cancer.

  18. FD Sheikh

    June 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I think you have perceived the Heart thingy in its denotative sense here. lol

  19. Anito

    June 8, 2010 at 4:29 am

    I know you weren’t meaning it to be so literal but… i do not understand the phrase… Tagalog ang english are the only languages that I know. so I guess just to say something… i might as well give that trivia. LOL :)

  20. Anas Shafqat

    June 21, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Although, you’ve linked heart with mind through the heartbeats, I don’t think medically that is true. It is just that we take it for granted that heart is related with emotion and brain with logic (I think somebody has also mentioned this above) ..
    Nevertheless, it is a good write-up :) Keep it up! :)

  21. Sohnee Ahmad

    June 24, 2011 at 8:13 am

    mind blowing and heart touching:)
    i totally agree with u ….what a gr8 thought……jazakAllah:)


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