“A kingdom cannot be ruled by two kings.” There goes a familiar quotation I used to hear from grandma when she’s in argument with grandpa. Tug-of-war is defined as a struggle of supremacy or control usually involving two antagonists. Someone must rule. This is very common everywhere whether it’s an entertainment, at home, at work or in the society where human or animal is present.
Often, I felt that my heart and mind are in a tug of war too. There are times my mind wanted to do something but my heart is opposing. Other times, my heart would take a lead but my mind is blocking. They would be in agreement too but that rarely happens. Then I remember my father used to say,” every conflict is settled on top of the table”. I think it only applies when there’s someone in the middle. If my mind and my heart is in conflict, who will meddle? My eyes, my hand or my stomach? Who can? Then out of the blue, after having so much debating, assessing and re-assessing inside, they would finally settle. It’s just a wonder and nobody even mediated. They just harmonized. Maybe, it doesn’t matter at all who wins the battle.