The Heart Has Its Reasons

The heart has its reasons, which reason doesn’t understand. — Pascal.

I see the wisdom of Pascal in the actions of my grandchildren who often lead with their hearts. Which I have to say may be frustrating at times, but one understands and loves them all the more for it.

I bet you know a few people who lead with their heart, I certainly do. And although I find myself saying to myself, what was he/she doing or thinking, I also can most times say I understand even though the result may be disastrous.

That’s not to say all decisions of the heart that reason doesn’t understand are poor choices. In fact most of them turn out quite well.

In the movie Star Wars the robot r2d2 has a restraining bolt that prevents the robot from going to far astray. Reason is like a restraining bolt to our heart, but sometimes we need like r2d2 to remove that restraining bolt and let our heart reveal the secrets contained within.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at webbhubbell.com. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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