The conventional belief is that consciousness, thoughts, and emotions are generated from the mind. I examine the importance of separating the threads of consciousness, thoughts, and emotions here.
We perceive from the heart, not from the mind, though the mind gives input to the individual conscious Self.
The sensory experience and input from our eyes, ears, nose, and mouth pull our attention to our head. The mind, which is the default screen of our inner vision, is in the head. Thus the configuration of our physical apparatus in the head makes it appear as if our head is the center of our being.
I have often experienced the screen of inner vision on my heart, just as easily and regularly as I have experienced a screen on my mind. The two screens offer different perspectives. Just like the two computer screens on my desk. One screen is a wide HD screen. The colors are crisp, the resolution clean and sharp. The other, older, screen has a yellow hue making everything I see on it slightly cloudy. Two screens, two different viewing experiences.
To experience the heart perspective requires that we consciously draw the locus of our attention to the heart and look from that position. There we can also hear. Hear important messages that, should we choose, direct our life choices in a more amiable experience. Drawing our attention from the mind down to the heart takes practice, but it can become second nature. It also requires that we gain a perspective about who we are as spiritual Beings.