Your heart is the first thing to develop when you are in the womb. Your heart is essentially what you grew from, it is the centre of who you are. When we reject the hearts direction, we reject ourselves and we resist the life we are meant to live.
Living from the heart means everything is done with love, and everything is done with the intention of bringing about good. Things can be bittersweet, but as long as it is always natural, living from the heart will set you free.
In the past I (as many others do) made the mistake of living from a heart which had expectations and attachment to the idea of how things should be. Living from the heart means being swept up in the moment and living in perfect trust that whatever you do, as long as it feels good, and as long as it takes care of your well being, will take you to where you need to be.
Living from the heart means feeling out what you want, going for what you want, and whatever rejects you or falls away while you’re on your quest was not meant for you here and now. You will look back one day and understand why, but for now, your heart is saving you from making a wrong decision. We end up grieving when really, we should be filled with gratitude. We are busy crying over the cups that have been spilled when all we have to do is turn around and see the cups we have that are still standing.
We have not lost anything when we have opportunities pass us by. We have gained direction.
A lot of people don’t understand what it means to live by the heart because they are lost in their minds. That is okay. When you don’t live from the heart, this can be frustrating and provoke anger because it makes you feel as though YOU’RE the crazy one, YOU’RE the stupid one, YOUR feelings don’t matter. When you live from the heart, you realise that it’s nothing to do with you at all. Wish them healing and continue on your way. The way things look to you, the way your heart naturally feels about things is valid to you. You don’t have to compromise your heart, and the longer you do compromise your heart for the sake of somebody else’s comfort the more your body, mind, soul and self will reject it. It’s your truth, and nobody can rewrite your truth.
Say words which your heart guides you to say and if they’re rejected, so be it. Do things which your heart guides you to do and if it doesn’t work out, so be it. Just keep moving. And if anybody along the way decides that you’re doing the “wrong” thing, or if you’re “sick”, or if you “need help”, “need to change”, “need to stop this” allow them to think that way. As long as you have your best interest and best will at heart, as long as you’re striving for your vision of a happy life, keep going. As doctor Seuss said, those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter won’t mind.