3 Reasons to Follow the Promise of your Heart
“The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart”- St. Jerome
Our hearts carry their own electro-magnetic field which is far more powerful than our brain waves. Our hearts are the source of eternal love; where we collide, connect, and create with all that surrounds us. We often engage in life by way of our brain and so it is all too easy to lose the sound of our own unique heart-beat. In quiet and stillness, we can reflect on our thoughts, calm our minds, and revert back to the truth we house within. Our heart is a benevolent abode, where love, self-value, compassion, and emotional exposure all bind together to illuminate the beams of our authentic truth. We can only follow our hearts when we trust what they speak of, when we value our originality, and stand strong in full and unwavering appreciation of our inherent strength.
The heart is a place that knows no bounds, no boxes, and no walls stand erected- it is where our emotional freedom and sparks of desire reside. Trust, courage, and acceptance move us from our mind-space to the inner drive of our heart, where we can muffle the sound of our mental clutter and instead touch base with our hearts wise and un-fragmented compass.
“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties”- Jules Renard
Our minds add layers of fear, anxiety, and worry over our inner brilliance. In our minds attempt to keep us enclosed in the realm of familiarity, we drop out of life’s well-spring of experiences. We trust ourselves less and less and inadvertently lose ourselves more and more. Our heart and mind share a special dance within us, they push and they pull, sweeping high and low, cascading as waves or crashing as high tides. When we learn to direct that dance- a unique interweave of love versus logic, we permit ourselves to bravely grasp the value of every experience; we create our authentic journey.
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination” – Nelson Mandela
1.The strength of tenderness
We are subtle beings; complex, yet beautiful creatures with our own innate force of magnetism and inherent mystery. We are undoubtedly powerful beyond measure. Our inner beauty is wakeful and alive in tenderness, our intuitive touch, and our uniquely passionate nature. The softness we hold within is our greatest strength; it nudges us back to the total wonder of our fragile yet courageous spiritual tapestry. When we follow our hearts, we fortify all our inner processes that act like a battery on full charge. Embracing our inner voice directs us to the magnanimous principle of our existence.
To deny the tender touch of our hearts is to deny our own power- essentially diluting the very network of intelligence that provides us with the most wisdom and self knowledge.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart”- Steve Jobs
2. When we follow our hearts, we calm our minds
We can lose ourselves in our own thinking. Our minds often have the capacity to drift us further and further away from our centre and what sits within our soul. Our minds can keep us looped into a fearful ‘beneath the radar’ life, yet our heart lovingly pumps for the power of possibility- caressed by the incandescence of our emotional truth. When we follow our hearts we recall with great clarity the true propensity and magnitude of our love, passion, bravery and inner fire. We remember that we are more than just a physical body, a name on an ID card, a number plate on a car, or another number on someone’s payroll list. We mindfully come back to ourselves. A long and sometimes arduous journey of pain, failure, internal unrest and agitation only serves to push us back into the light we have within.
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom” – Rumi
3. What dreams may come
Our dreams and greater visions for all that we desire are given a chance to spark to life when we trust our heart to guide us. Our inner calls direct us toward the adventure and curiosity of something that has no label or definitive marking; we can only take a closer peek at what’s in store when we tap into the essence and beauty of the unknown. Our hearts can see the bigger picture through the looking glass of a naked soul rather than a naked eye. Our thoughts will always default us back to a safety setting, yet when we override it we can enthuse with our hearts confidence and inspiration. In doing so, we begin to stretch out our thinking and tweak our perspectives to a vista view of what could be.
“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye”- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When we pay attention to the lessons of all our experiences, we can begin to navigate living our lives from the inside to out, rather than outside to in. Strength on the inside cannot be permeated by the circumstance of external challenges and clutter. Mindfulness and awareness enhance our self knowledge and touch us back to the beauty and vitality of our heart-space.