There is this interface between man and his environment (especially others of his own species) that must be viewed critically if one wants to live a fruitful and fulfilled life according to design. And it is the tripartite interface between the heart of a man, his mind, and his environment.
The mind being the media in this tripartite interface is responsible for the to and fro movement of knowledge and information between the heart and the environment and according to its name, it has judgements base on its own assessment. And naturally, it responds to the environment’s input base on its capacity to process and gives feedback.
But the heart is a more distilled part of this interface in that it takes in knowledge and information and process them to their core in order to get to the basics of the input before an output is provided. The heart is the centre of intention; the essence of man himself which is why it is imperative that it rules the mind which has a peripheral approach to the input though it may sometimes sound profound and reasonable to a large extent.
The best way to make fruitfulness out of this interface is when there is no to and fro movement between the mind and the environment alone i.e. when information or knowledge garnered by the mind from the environment is allowed to be processed by the heart first before passing through the mind on the way back to the environment as an output (response). The work of the heart is to process while the mind administers whatever the heart has processed adequately.
The heart is guarded by acceptance of what is pure and rejection of what is not before the mind can be opened for intake from the heart and out-letting it to the environment. The heart operates at a spiritual level for the word spoken by any man is a spirit but the real question is whether the word spoken takes root from the Spirit of GOD or the opposite.
Actually, the first input is from the environment to the heart and the output is from the mind to the environment: it’s a cycle of some sort; a continuous feedback between a man and his environment.
Peace To The Wise!