Scientists are agreeing with what our “”gut” has told us all along: We function best when we engage both our heart – intuition, feelings, compassion – our right-brain, as well as our cognitive intelligence – the rational, factual – the left-brain. (But “right brained” or “left brained” is more of a metaphor – it’s not literally true.) It turns out that there are valid reasons why we refer to “the gut” for instinct and “the heart” for emotion, feeling and love. We have messenger-cells throughout the body. So it’s not about right or left – it’s more about how integrated we are.
Maybe we should call the heart our organ of intelligence, while the brain is our organ of cognition.