Body and Mind in Human Design: Who Should We Listen To?
The opposition between Body and Mind is one of the most basic in Human Design. Why? Think about how you make a decision about anything. You make lists and analyze the pros and cons, right? Our Mind is so eager to guide the process that all of modern culture is built around the idea that the right decisions are deliberate decisions. But do deliberate decisions always lead us to where we want to go? Our predictions don’t always come true, and point B is often not the place we planned to be. We already know how to use our heads to make decisions: Maybe it’s time to try something different? The Body and Mind fulfil very specific roles in Human Design. The Body is a machine with a built-in navigator. It already knows where to go. The Mind is a passenger sitting in the backseat, watching the movie passing by the window. Sometimes it reads a book, and sometimes it nods off. That’s all the Mind does in Human Design. In real life, the Mind tries to sit in the driver’s seat and control the car. We can start to drift off the road, or mix up the directions, or run out of gas halfway there. It isn’t easy to get the Mind to slide over into the passenger seat. But after you learn how to use the Body to wrench control from the Mind, you’ll see how much faster you get to point B, and how much less energy it takes than it would have with the Mind in the driver’s seat. How can you start coming to terms with your Mind? Dial your car radio over to Human Design.