How many times have you been told, when trying to make a decision, to “just follow your heart?” This advise is probably some of the soundest you can receive, as your heart looks out for YOU, and will rarely steer you wrong. However, to many of us, simply “following our heart” may seem reckless at times. It may not seem logical or sensible and far too emotionally driven to be the right corse of action. Here’s my thoughts: To follow your heart is to listen to your conscience. For most people – evil-doers excluded – following your heart is doing what is right… what feels right. Another term for this could be, following your intuition or your gut instinct. “What does your gut tell you?” (Okay, that kind of makes me giggle and think of a man’s belly gurgling! hahaha I know… I am such a little girl at times! LOL Hey, this school-girl silly side is part of what makes me… ME!)
(Serious face back on….) 🙂
One immediate benefit from following your heart, in making decisions, over purely logical decisions is that you will have much more piece of mind in your decision. Likely you will choose things that align with your true hearts’ desires and will be more fulfilled in those choices. Following your heart is vital in every decision in your life. From choosing your life-mate, to choosing a career you will be happy in, to choosing where you will live.
Building good intuition to follow, I believe is just that… a building process. You will likely make many mistakes, and from those you step back and evaluate what happened and where you chose wrong… knowing not to go down that path again! LOL A very valuable tool, that will save you MANY heart-aches and un-needed mistakes is a good mentor. Someone who has already built success in the area you are wanting to pursue or in the area you are trying to make a decision. They can help with the logical steps… and will ease your mind greatly when it is time to “follow your heart” and make your choice. The more you walk in the direction of making choices, you will get better at making them. As with anything, practice pushes you closer to perfection.
Some things you should put into your life, to make “following your heart” simpler to do:
- Positive Affirmations – Have you ever heard “good in, good out… bad in, bad out?” Well, I strongly believe it’s true! So, think positive! Listen to motivational positive things, read books along these lines; it will shape your subconscious and in no-time you will be thinking good thoughts… even about your decisions.
- Courage to make a start – You can do it! Believe in yourself! Try small new things to build your confidence in your abilities. Why not you!?
- Forgiveness – You may not think that this fits into this category, I disagree. Forgiving others, regardless of their forgiveness or efforts, releases such a heavy burden from your heart! And you will feel better about your heart and following it.
You’re not alone! We are doing this together!! So…. let’s take the first step! And…. S T E P!!!! Did you do it? It’s snowing outside, so you should be able to see the step! HAHA 😉 See you a few steps down the walk!!!
Again ~ remember that this is a Challenge! I expect to hear your remarks, your triumphs, your stories!!! I am getting a lot of private emails from many people with their comments… be brave people! I am pouring my thoughts & heart out publicly, let me hear your comments RIGHT HERE publicly in my blog. xoxoxoxo LOVE YOU ALL!!!
🙂 Sonya… She Idealist.