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Do you have the courage to open your heart? Do you have the courage to listen?
Minds are busy these days, reminiscing about the past, thinking about the future, the to-do lists, the wants and desires, the should’s and should not’s.
There’s barely a moment of silence to simply be.
And quietly listen… to the still, small voice within.
It takes courage to hear that voice, and even more courage to truly listen. But its wisdom, though gentle, is hard to ignore once you’ve heard its whispers.
If there are things in your life that are in misalignment, the heart will tell you. The mind can make up stories of its own – justifications, logistics and hypotheses.
But the heart will tell you when a shift needs to come. Quietly at first and if not heeded, it has the power to shake up your world like an earthquake. With aftershocks of telling yourself, “If I only listened…”
Change of direction, of priorities, of career or relationships. Nothing is off limits to the guidance of the heart. It can push you relentlessly, until it’s too hard to ignore.
But it can also guide you and light the way before things go way off stray, it can take you in the direction of joy and fulfillment.
They say the heart speaks the wisdom of the soul.
I think that is possible.
But the heart can also hold wounds and pain, unresolved emotions, memories and hurts. These wounds are different than the promptings of the soul. Sometimes it takes a level of clarity and discernment to tell the difference.
There is an inherent peacefulness, a knowingness, that comes with the wisdom of the heart. It is a quality that feeds the soul and nurtures the spirit. And then, once you’ve heard it, the choice is yours.
Will you continue to listen? Will you muster the courage to act on its guidance? To trust?
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