Although many may not believe it, the heart also feels, thinks and decides. It contains about 40,000 neurons and a whole network of neurotransmitters with very specific functions that make it, to our admiration, a perfect extension of our brain.
Anne Maquier, mathematician and founder of the Quebec Institute for the Development of the Person, presents this hypothesis in her lectures on the evolution of consciousness. In them he shows based on his studies that the heart can make decisions independently of our brain.
Something that is curious is that, when we want to refer to our own person, it is common to bring our hand to the heart. It is something automatic, almost instinctive, as if a mysterious and atavistic voice were telling us that the center of our authentic being, of our consciousness , is located right there.
“Those who love each other from their hearts, speak from their hearts”
-Francisco de Quevedo-
That voice is not entirely wrong: neuroscience is an always fantastic and revealing science that offers light towards those processes that we sometimes intuit but do not fully understand. The heart is closely linked to the brain, so much so that in fact it is constantly sending it information and even activating or inhibiting various brain areas according to certain needs.
You will like to know, for example, that emotions such as love and its manifestation through affection, tenderness or need and care are born from this exceptional complex of cells, nerves, energy and electricity that make up who we are: a perfect engineering ready to interact with their environment and with their peers.
We suggest you reflect on this, we encourage you to go beyond the simple metaphor that “we also think with our hearts” to understand all those wonders concentrated right there, in the center of your chest.
Yes, the heart is also an intelligent organ
The heart is an emotionally intelligent organ. It seems, without a doubt, a strange redundancy and even a phrase too poetic to give it authentic validity. However, let’s think about the following for a moment: when we cultivate positive emotions characterized by calm, balance, and full and authentic satisfaction, the heart rate is in harmony. It is rhythmic and perfect.
However, factors such as stress, anxiety or fear completely break this balance. Its waves suddenly appear in unharmonious and even dangerous peaks. The heart knows well that emotions help us connect with other people. Hence, and just as an example, it is this organ that is responsible for producing certain hormones, such as ANF, responsible, among other functions, for stimulating the release of oxytocin, the hormone of care, affection or love.
Annie Marquier is a well-known mathematician and researcher of consciousness who recommends the following: since the heart has about 40,000 neurons and benefits from positive and relaxed states of mind, it would be highly recommended to practice contemplation, silence and relaxation as harmonious ways of connecting with our environment.
Let us think that the heart is, in turn, that fantastic channel from which we activate an authentic “superior intelligence”, since it is the positive emotions, after all, that reinforce our health. In fact, it is the heart that regulates them also through a series of hormones.
Next, we will understand a little better how you do it.