I wish that I knew……..
….it was ok NOT to always follow my heart but to guard it! I am the sort of person that if I have let you into my life, I have let you into my heart, and with all that joy your relationship or friendship may bring, can come pain and heartache and I will be the first to admit that I am not always prepared for that part. I have told you how naïve I was with my ex boyfriend in part 3 . I used to be just as naïve with some people I called friends. I had people in my life that would suck my energy, take all the help I gave and offered nothing in return. You know how they say your closest friend can become your enemy – yep I have fully seen and experienced this! But it’s all good NOW.
Your heart above all else determines the course of your life. It is the essence of who you are. It is your authentic self—the core of your being. It is where all your dreams, your desires, and your passions live. It is that part of you that connects with God and other people. Your heart overflows into thoughts, words, and actions. It is the “wellspring of life”. Let me give you an example, imagine near where you lived there were thousands and thousands of natural springs, where water flows to the surface of the earth from deep under the ground. It then accumulates in pools or runs off into creeks and streams. If you plug up the spring, you stop the flow of water! If you poison the water, the flow becomes toxic! In either situation, you threaten life downstream. Everything depends on the condition of the spring. Likewise, if your heart is unhealthy, it has an impact on everything else. It threatens your family, your friends, your career, and, indeed, your legacy. It is, therefore, imperative that you guard it and be aware of letting your heart go, or following it wherever it might lead.
I know, I know, “Follow your heart” is a creed embraced by billions of people and it’s a tempting gospel to believe……. so who I am to tell you to beware and to not always follow it, what do I know? Have you ever considered that the heart may have sociapthic tendencies? Think about it for a moment. What does your heart tell you? Please don’t answer. Your heart has likely said things today that you would not wish to repeat. I know mine has. My heart sometimes tells me that all of reality ought to serve my desires, when we all know that a selfish way to think. The truth is, no one lies to us more than our own hearts. No one! Our hearts were never designed to be followed, but to be led!
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