Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.
“The heart wants what the heart wants” is a truism that’s driven countless romance novels, because we can all relate.
There’s no accounting for what the heart wants and no arguing with it. It wants what it wants, whether it’s good for us or not.
A recent blog post posed the question, “Would you take an unfaithful husband back?”
But upon reading, it was clear that the issue wasn’t the infidelity as much as that the guy was a jerk and certainly not someone worthy of a second chance.
Not even if that’s what the heart wanted.
Although why the heart would want a jerk like that is beyond me.
But the heart can be… blind.
Which is why we need to haul the brain along.
In the throes of passion, the brain often disengages, just when we need it most.
Remember those days when passion ruled our lives?
Even today, it’s entirely possible to have all the passion in the world without any of the practicalities, as I call them.
The things that make a romance a relationship. That make it functional.
Because the heart wants what the heart wants.
And while it’s not the stuff of romance novels, it’s important to remember that we can always thank the heart for its input but explain that the brain’s in charge now.
And the brain is where our better sense prevails, if we call on it.
By all means, follow your heart.
But bring your brain with it.