The mind is slower to heal than the heart. That is why words can last a lifetime while a broken heart will only last until one finds another to fill in the creases with love. A heart can be mended, but words are everlasting and concrete. A heart eventually relieves itself from any scars, while words lay in the back of one’s head like a stagnant boulder undeterred by the ferocity of thoughts. When it comes to recovery, the heart is the quickest due to it’s strength.
The strength of the heart, however, is the source of all that is irremediable in the mind. The retorted saying of “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” only applies to words that are empty, vacant of the evil side of passion, the fiery side of the heart, the part that keeps you fighting in spite. Empty words are dull and create no infliction. The words that are backed by the darker side of the heart are the ones that are so sharp that they cut into the deepest parts of your memory, left there so you always remember.
It does one well to make the heart and the mind a reflection of one another. That way the heart is invincible and the mind pure – for one cannot live vigorously while the other is withering away.
Stay Positive & Minds And Hearts Grow Most Where There Is Love
Garth E. Beyer