Sunday, March 4, 2012
(be brave)... listen to your heart
"If you want to love, take the time to listen to your heart. In most ancient and wise cultures, it is a regular practice for people to talk to their heart. There are rituals, stories and meditative skills in every spiritual tradition that awaken the voice of the heart. To live wisely, this practice is essential because our heart is the source of our connection to and intimacy with all of life. When we do speak to our heart, we must ask the most honest questions we can. How do we feel about the way we are living? Is it conducive to ease , creativity, wholeness, respect? "-Thomas Merton
I submitted some of my art last week. I had been wanting to do it for months and months but something always came up; not enough time to get things together, fear, doubt, and all the other gremlins. But finally finally finally ...I did it!!! And now it really doesn't matter at all whether I get accepted or rejected or...or...or. All that matters is that I listened to my heart. It feels good. It feels right. It feels free. How many times do we simply ignore our heart + intuitive wisdom? No matter what questions we hold in the deepest parts of ourSELVES...if we shut out the noise and insecurities and simply follow our hearts...the answers lie waiting patiently. I deeply believe that our path is waiting for us as much as we yearn for it. What does your heart say?