"When Carl Jung, the great psychoanalyst, went to Taos Peublo in New
Mexico in 1925, he met the chief of the native people, Ochwiay Biano.
Biano told Jung that according to his people, the Whites were
‘mad’-uneasy, restless, always wanting something.
Jung asked him why he thought they were mad, and the chief replied
that it was because they thought with their heads, a sure sign of mental
illness among his tribe. Jung asked him how he thought and he pointed
to his heart. The response plunged Jung into a deep introspection that
enabled him to see his race from outside himself and realise how much of
the race’s character was within him.
Ever since I read this fascinating excerpt I have been pondering over
the difference between heart thinking and head thinking. Most gurus and
spiritual teachings exhort us to make this very transition-from head to
heart. But what does it actually mean? "