Your Heart: Love's Super Computer
Over the summer I watched the movie I Am, which you can find on Netflix. I put it off for awhile because I've never been completely drawn to Tom Shadyac and his movies. Plus secretly I was reluctant to believe that someone so entrenched in Hollywood could change their life. However, I sent my skeptic out to lunch, and decided to give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. It's a movie that's interesting, good humored, and has a lot of heart.
There are fascinating bits of stuff from spirituality to science, and it all gets you thinking about the idea of cooperation over competition. However, one of my favorite parts from the movie is when Tom Shadyac speaks with the Institute of HeartMath, and they explain that the heart sends far more information to the brain than the other way around, which means the heart really is the boss of us.
Research has shown that compassionate states of being can help repair our physiology. So doing things like loving kindness or tonglen meditation in a sense are like going in and doing physical therapy on our heart and ultimately our bodies.
More importantly, they demonstrate that each heart creates a measurable electromagnetic field that is detected by other people's brains and can have a physiological affect on the people around us. In a sense, your heart and it's emotional intelligence is love's super computer and can communicate more with its energy than your words or actions.