Mind versus Heart

Mind versus heart – intellect versus emotion. Powerful players in the human struggle. Sometimes these two forces collaborate. Sometimes they compete. We’d like to think that we have full control over the outcome of these battles when, in fact, we are often quite oblivious to the influences that wrestle within us. The nature of the conflict and of the bias of the individual determine the winner.

One of my favorite quotes–author unknown–goes like this:

“The Mind replays what the heart can’t delete.”

Only a better understanding of the power of these forces leads to control over them. Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom shows us an example of the mind versus heart struggle. Which one, do you think, wins in this memoir?


For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.



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