I have always relied far more on my intellect than on my feelings. I learned early on, watching my parents, that feelings led to pain, depression, drinking and drugs. Trying not to go down that path, I learned to use my head to control my heart. Now I know that while my head is still very useful, it isn’t necessarily more important than my heart. I can listen to my intuition without the fear of being sucked into a void of negative emotion that will pull me into some oblivion that I can’t get out of. If I have love, trust, and a community of compassion around me, and within me, my heart is safe and I am free to use my heart and my head as partners in a happier life.