An invisible voice, probably an intuition has always mentored me. If I try to remember when did this voice become conspicuous, it recedes into unknown precincts but I know this voice too well, I know I could never defy it and I am happy I never felt the need.
I remember I have never been directed to follow my heart. All my major decisions were taken by somebody till a spark ignited deep down within my gut… it could be an instinctive feeling but I learnt to recognize it and took the charge.
Whenever I have followed my heart, an incredible joy has glowed within me. I have felt that elation of achievement, which is associated with triumph.
When heart whispers, its tone may be low but it makes sense, as it really knows what makes us happy.
When we follow our heart, opinions are not imposed, dreams don’t get crushed, all our wishes get fulfilled and judgment stays out.
But we need unbridled confidence, a wider perspective and a strong will power to follow our heart.
Freedom of the heart sets us free. It opens all those channels through which our dreams can navigate stormy waters.
That doesn’t mean your journey would be smooth.
It never is. Life is always throwing new surprises and challenges. Setbacks do exasperate us but if we have followed our heart, we don’t have any regrets. We live with the satisfaction that we took all those decisions happily and we have done our best.
We have to overlook the demands and sentiments of others who may be having high expectations from us. At times we may get disliked, even condemned for choosing the path that suits us.
We all make mistakes, we miss opportunities, we cannot be perfect but that is the way of life! Fear keeps cautioning us but I never let it overpower my tender heart.
Like Albert Einstein’ “I believe in intuitions and inspirations.”
Have you ever felt the chatter of the mind? It keeps on reasoning, it keeps on weighing the pros and cons, it makes us dither but heart speaks in one word, one final word!
When I started listening to my heart, the first major decision I took independently was quitting my first job, the most secure job that could have made me very successful.
Now when I look back, I can say it was not a very wise decision but at that moment my heart said…what do you want…A life full of adventure with open doors of opportunities and explorations or living just in an alley?
I responded to my heart.
The answers I got were very convincing and I had to listen to what my heart was whispering.
I don’t have any regrets now. It is quite probable that I could have been stuck in that job and a small city. I am glad I left that city to touch new horizons.
I am very satisfied that I could raise my child myself, without worrying about pursuing a fledging career.
I am happy that living in a big city gave a better exposure to my family and me.
Another big decision of quitting another job came from my heart, which didn’t like the toxic atmosphere at my work place.
I didn’t get any opportunity to ponder over that decision because a better avenue was waiting for me…it showed me the way to the valley of happiness
Whether it is home décor or self-grooming, I have always followed my heart.
“When your heart feels at peace, rest assured, you are on the right track.” – Angie Karan Krezos
All those dreams, which I had for myself materialized when I started following my heart. Some got left behind but I didn’t look back to pull them out of those crevices, which were beyond me at that point of time.
When I grew out of the constraints of time, my heart taught me to weave new dreams.
It whispered to me…you are so beautiful and therefore I learnt to love myself the way I am.
Then it constantly murmured you are on the right path, keep going!
It has made me tolerant, benevolent and compassionate. When I was unhappy, my heart inspired me to be patient.
At times, it cries and teaches us a profound lesson – let go.
Detachment and forgiveness too comes from our heart.
Follow your heart, it knows the way to happiness.
Do you follow your heart? Do you get that feeling of liberation when you listen to it?
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