Since the time we first learn the world around us we are taught that our experience of the world is a combination of sensory experiences processed and stored in our brains. We are taught that we use our brains to form new observations to judge, remember and advance our ability to experience. Our brains process most all of our activity and control it like a computer, although this is often what we believe there is perhaps much more consciousness and memory inside other organs in our body.
Today some cardiologist and researchers like those from the Heart math institute in California are presenting new studies that show the heart may very well be a conscious organ. Some studies show that the heart is made up of as much as 60% neuron cells. Although the heart may be communicating with the brain and other organs the understanding of this communication and organ consciousness is little understood.
In science, we have little concept of what consciousness really is or how it defines our existence. Beyond the elementary and basic acceptance that consciousness is life, it is interpreted in many other forms that have little or no rational opposition or definition. In assuming that the brain is responsible for consciousness we have removed the possibility that other organs may play a vital role or that consciousness exist outside our physical being.
Although we may have overlooked this possibility in the science community, history and our languages tell a much different story about the heart, and heart consciousness. We have numerous sayings like “heart felt, person of the heart, do what your heart says”, and others that would lead one to believe the heart is more than just a blood pumping muscle. Why is the heart a symbol of love and why do we get heart aches when sad or heart broken? The neurons in the heart may very well be conscious and perhaps just as capable of storing memory as the cells in our brains.