Last Monday my nephew and I went to the zoo. He's all of 8 years old and extremely sharp. He reads, he spends time on the computer doing things that are well beyond ANYTHING Uncle David would have done at his age.
One of his latest interests is in hypnosis. He approached me with an 8-question quiz designed to determine whether or not one is easily hypnotized.
One question that has stayed with me - lurking in the back of my mind, was this:
WHEN MAKING DECISIONS, MOST OF THE TIME, DO YOU USE YOUR HEART MIND OR YOUR BRAIN MIND?
In a nutshell, "Brain Mind" refers to logical thinking.
Does it make sense, logically?
"Heart Mind" refers to the emotional.
Of course, I answered this question as truthfully and honestly as possible. There was no question. I use my heart mind.
"Gotcha!" he said. Meaning... if you tend to use your heart mind over your brain mind, you are more likely to be easily hypnotized. I guess it was his objective to get me to admit I'm easily hypnotized?
Does this mean that because I tend to do more thinking with my heart that I may be more vulnerable, more easily deceived?
I don't know.
I know that in hypnosis you relinquish control to the person who has put you in state.
Is it possible that those who think with their Heart Mind also, perhaps, tend to relinquish control to someone their conscious, every day world?
I remember a line in a TV show drama I used to watch regularly. The question was
"What does it feel like, right here?",
indicating the lower chest/stomach, followed by the statement
"That's always been my final yardstick, how do you feel about it in your gut!"
On the flip side, I have a friend who says
"If I can prove it, I'll believe it."
One thing I know for sure: You can deceive the Brain Mind with puzzles, tricks and misleading information, but the heart mind is steadfast and true.