Whispers of my heart...
I have had some decisions to make recently, and am finding them hard. As I try to piece together why it is so difficult, I realize that we ultimately have two choices in life... love or fear... following your heart or your head. And if you're caught between the two, it's quite the ride.
I know in my heart that for freedom, happiness, or peace, there is actually only one choice…
Following our heart... it seems like such an easy thing to do doesn't it... it sounds like we skip and jump and follow the sunset and be happy. Fabulous! I'll take that! What can be hard about that?
Well... a lot can be hard about that.
Sometimes, following our heart means disappointing others, possibly hurting them... letting them down. For those of us who are particularly sensitive, the thought of upsetting people or letting them down is ouchy... awful... yuk.
Sometimes, following our heart means facing the unknown, being in uncertainty, trusting ourselves. For those of us with sensitive souls that can hit hard, and is truly scary.
So we stumble and say "yes" when we mean “no”, and listen to the “shoulds” and the “what will people think” and the “but what if I fail” in our heads, instead of that quiet, whispering of our hearts... and we stay stuck where we are.
See the problem?
We have sacrificed who we are... yes, we have stayed safe, but we have dimmed our light. And all the while, that little voice in our heart still speaks, growing louder with each beat.
I can step back from it all, and see that the only person I am truly hurting, letting down, or disappointing is me... realize that the person not being authentic is me.
In the end, it comes down to such simple wisdom... the heart speaks from love, and the mind speaks from fear... I know this to be true.
Love isn't keeping on your shackles, because you're worried about what others think, it's fear.
Love isn't being small, when the world needs you to shine, it's fear.
With crystal clear vision I know what I need to set myself free so I don’t become stuck... not growing... not expanding... not being.
Thanks for reading.
Peace & hugs