So here is the long awaited post about my 3-Parts! You see, I’ve thought long and hard about who I am, and what makes me who I am. There’s a lot that makes up who people are. I think you can simplify it to 3 main parts: mind, heart, and soul. Part of my reason for this is biblical, and the other part is me thinking about it, and it makes sense to me logically. So here is why I believe I’m made up of 3-Parts.
Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’Mathew 22:37
I see this verse as saying that we need to love God with all we have, all of who we are. We need to love God with every part of us. Our mind, heart, and soul. So this is the biblical aspect of why I believe I have 3-Parts. Jesus said to love God with all of our mind, heart, and soul, which I take to mean as every part of who we are.
This is where I start explaining my logic behind each part. The mind is like our conscience. It’s how we process everything. It’s what we use to think things through, what we use to apply logic and common sense. It’s our head and thinker. Our mind is where all of our thoughts are. It’s where we sit and process different things. Our mind is what we use when we are trying to make decisions or learn something. Our thoughts are rational (to us). Our minds rely upon facts and evidence. It’s the part of us that doesn’t believe things unless it can be reasoned with or proved with evidence.
My heart is what we use to feel. It’s where our emotions come from. Our heart is continuously beating, continually feeling different emotions and feelings. It’s not reliant upon logic and common sense. The heart is not logical. It can be at times, but most of the time, you can’t realize with the heart and emotions. The heart cannot be controlled. It can be suppressed or distracted, but the heart feels what it feels. It’s what the heart does, it feels and fuels emotions. The heart is often illogical. The heart is where compassion, kindness, generosity, and joy comes from. Not only that, but also pain, hurt, depression, and greed. The heart is neither good nor bad. The heart is. At times it feels good, and other times it feels terrible. The heart is like a roller coaster. You never know what it’s going to do. You can’t reason with it. You can’t predict what it will do. The heart has a mind of its own. I see the heart as the opposite of the mind.
The mind and heart balance each other out, in my opinion. The mind prevents the heart from being illogical in making decisions. It keeps the heart from making irrational decisions and making decisions solely out of emotion. Because when we make decisions purely out of feeling, we can make some stupid decisions. But at the same time, the heart balances out the mind. The heat allows the mind to make decisions that are illogical sometimes but benefits you because it makes you feel good or it helps someone.
The opposite can also happen, though. The heart and mind can be at war with each other, which is what I’m experiencing right now. My heart and mind are feeling and thinking about two different things. My heart feels one way and makes me want to do one thing. My mind is thinking the opposite way. This conflict of my heart and mind is not allowing either to balance each other. Instead, both are tugging at each other trying to win in a never-ending battle. Instead of reaching a conclusion that pleases both sides, the war makes it worse. I make stupid decisions, and I can’t think straight. My emotions are up and down every second. My mind is on hyperdrive trying to reason out a situation that can’t be reasoned out. My heart I can’t tell you what it’s doing because it feels like it’s divided in its self. So I have my heart pushing and pulling on its self, which is just confusing my mind even more. At one point I think I’ve come up with a solution then the next second I don’t feel that way and I hate my answer. It’s confusing and painful. It’s tough to rebalance both, but I’m trying to regain balance between both.
My last part is my soul. The soul, I believe, is the essential part. It essentially is at the core of both the heart and mind. It’s neither logical or emotional. It is both yet not either. The soul is the core of the person. It’s what makes the mind think the way it does, and the heart feels the way it does. The soul is what you believe. It is what you believe to be true or wrong. Whatever is in control of your soul is what guides the way you think. The soul is like the foundation of the heart and mind. For example, I’m a Christian as such my foundation is that of Christianity. All of my decisons, the way I think, the way I feel about certain things, the way I view different things are reliant upon the fact that I am a Christian and I believe in God. Our soul is what keeps both our heart and mind in check. It’s what guides our actions. It sets the guidelines for our hearts and minds.
I hope that all made sense! If you have any comments, ideas, or opinions, you want to share feel free! I’d love to hear what ya’ll have to say! Thanks so much for reading! I hope you all have a blessed day! Till next time. Peace, and God Bless!!!
~~~ INFJ Mickey