Our true hearts are very spontaneous and tend to speak out in the moment without thought. That is why many feel that the heart is a bit stupid. The purest person is mindless, they take no thought for what is next to come out of their mouth, or the next thing that they will do. The purest person is not minding anything! So this is another clue: Do you mind? When we are in our hearts we say, "I don’t mind. I don’t mind who I will love and be open to, who I will give a gift of warmth and compassion to." In our more personal lives, we don’t mind picking up after the ones we love; picking up their socks, doing things for them. But when we are in our minds, we are constantly minding things. We do mind. We get irritated easily and don’t want to give. And then all the little things get us angry.
If our consciousness is occupied with a mind full of thoughts, our center of gravity is automatically shifted upward to the more surface vibrations of the mind. The reality of life is that we are constantly minding everything, very busy analyzing and judging, expecting and reacting, identifying and attaching ourselves. One of the tricks to searching out the world of heart is to begin to mind the heart; paying attention to what is happening in our feeling center. We can use the mind to probe the secrets of the heart.