Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Following Your Heart
One of the things that my grandmother always used to say was to reason with your mind, but follow your heart. I've learned that when I do follow my instincts, what my heart tells me is right, I never go wrong.
While it may not be specifically true, the heart has been considered the seat of our emotions. We use the symbol of the heart for Valentine's day - the one time love rules all else in our lives.
Within the heart is located a still, small, voice that is more like our conscience or consciousness than the actual emotions. From the consciousness we listen to the voice that is our inner balance.
When you are struggling with issues of life, trying to make reasoned decisions, it is the heart you must follow. The heart knows your journey and where it must lead for all the good you seek in happiness.
There are many that believe that we bring with us a blueprint for our lives, that is defined by our emotions. When we are moving right, we are comfortable in our own being. When out of sorts with our pattern, we are out of sorts with our physical body and its emotions.
The heart in the physical body pumps blood to and from all the organs, muscles, nerves and other systems of our bodies. It is the central source that must work for all to be in order. It is a marvel of design and engineering that works to keep the body functioning in the physical vibration.
When we are making decisions for our lives, choosing so many things as we go, we find there is a little more to the physical being and a part of us hears things that lead us onward. Is it intuition? Is it imagination? Or is it the voice within ourselves that just knows our own best good?
If you follow your heart you are choosing your own path. No one else has a say in your direction. And when the consequences of all life's happenings begin, you will know it was your choice and your joy that was sought in the event. No one else will ever take that personal responsibility for your choices and direction.
From the heart we dream our dreams and project our goals. From the heart, we design and focus our energies to fulfill our own destiny and potential. My grandmother was very wise; the mind may reason but the heart guides.