What does it mean to Follow Your Heart?

Most people think that following your heart means to do what you want to do in that moment. However, this is an incorrect view of the true meaning. Acting in the spur of the moment can have negative consequences, as most of us have discovered.

So, how do you follow your heart?

Your true heart is your innermost seat of wisdom that when followed, can give your life more purpose and more joy.

When seeking the wisdom of your heart, we are not speaking of romance and heart-felt compassion, although these things are also important to consider. We are speaking of that inner higher knowledge that must be searched. It is not readily available, which is why so many people seem to be floundering through this life without clear purpose or direction.

Inner Wisdom

The inner wisdom of the heart can be accessed by taking the time to sit alone with yourself, and your higher knowledge. You must have faith that it is there… but this will come with time and practice.

What to do

First of all, find a calm place to sit and think or meditate. Take some deep breaths and release all the stress of the decision you need to make. Once you feel at peace with yourself, ask your question. Allow your inner knowledge to come forth so you can recognize it as truth from your heart. Your heart contains the knowledge and intuition needed to make good choices that are for your highest good and the highest good of others.

Ask yourself questions regarding the outcome of your choices. Let’s say you are contemplating a serious relationship but are unsure if he or she is the “one.” Consider this person’s personality, attitude, religious beliefs that may differ from your own, their ambition, sense of humor, family background, goals and dreams.

As you consider each of these factors, plus any more that come to mind, allow your spirit to absorb the possibilities. Do not worry needlessly over what “might” happen in the future, but do consider existing factors that will undoubtedly shape this person’s future and then consider if this is something that will be of benefit to your relationship as a couple, or will it be something that will definitely cause problems in the future?

Practice Makes Perfect

If you practice this exercise with consistence, you will soon be able to just take a moment and know the answer. It will not always require a time of meditation, that’s just how you learn to access the deepest part of yourself.

Following your gut instinct would be a more appropriate description of following your heart, except for the fact that following your gut is sometimes done in the blink of an eye.

People in general should take more time to make life changing decisions. Even seemingly small decisions can have a long term impact that is not easily detected except though hindsight.

Follow Your Heart with Small Decisions too

Life changing decisions were mentioned first, because so many seem to need help in this area. But small decision are also important. Remember the “Butterfly Effect?” Simply stated, it is the theory that every action causes another action somewhere else, or at a later date. Therefor, all decisions are important.

Have you ever been driving and suddenly felt like you had to turn at a certain crossroads that you rarely traveled? This could be your inner voice directing you away from danger. Listen to it.

When you listen to and follow your heart, your true heart, you will begin to see changes in your life. Life will become easier when you take the time to contemplate each decision by listening to your true heart, and following your heart’s advice.

2,130 Responses to “What is Following Your Heart”

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    Have a good day love!

    Regards from NYC.

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