A tale of two friendsA man had two good friends who helped him in his business and also for making any business decisions. But both of his friends had different approach, criteria, and skills in work and making decisions. So the man took help of any one of them which he thought would be the right person to help him based on the situation and the work. He sometimes even tried consulting both of them but due to the difference in their approach, there were conflicts between them and man had a tough time to figure out who is right. At times both the friends gelled very well and man was able to get best out of the wisdom of both of them in making his decisions.
We also run a business called life and have two friends living with us, "Heart" and "Mind". In life, for doing anything or taking decisions we need to take help of these two friends. Heart goes more by emotions while mind has more of practical, logical and rational approach while doing work or making decisions. Based on the situation we have to make a choice whether to use mind or heart. Sometimes we happen to use both in arriving at the solution and result is conflict and indecision. So we should try not to mix them and use the one which suits the situation most. Some matters need more practical thinking and we should think more from the mind. But there are few things which involve emotions and love so here we should think more from the heart.
Having said this, practically it may be very difficult to separate mind and heart completely in our daily life. An element of both will be there but the proportion of each is what that matters. Sometimes we can equally apply our heart and mind and arrive at a good balanced decision or results.