The heart and mind crave differently.
A pattern recognition machine, our minds seek out the chemical interactions which produce the largest reward payoff for the least amount of energy expended.
A memory system, our hearts not only respond to the ways in which we satisfy the cravings of the brain but carry within them a record of all the emotional implications of a lifetime worth of behavior.
In the heat of a burning compulsion, the brain screams for immediate satisfaction. A plugging of pleading receptors. Soon though these oft appeased sections of the brain grow weary of original dosage and require more and more of a hit to create the same result.
The heart on the other hand longs for recognition and to spill over with compassion and kindness. Blocking this natural outpouring though is a lifetime of scar tissue like muck accumulation resulting from a denial of this natural requirement. A stifling of innate proclivities as a result of social conditioning and emotional abuse.
What then is good for the heart? Is what I am about to do, or put in my body an effort to appease the simple brain, or to nourish the ever remembering heart?
Brains reward only temporarily.
Hearts reward forever.