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Listening To Our Hearts, Truth or Metaphor?

Lately, I found myself reflecting… Why do so many people refer to their hearts in conversation, as if the heart has the ability to think, feel, and respond?

Daily, I listen to men and women across the globe casually talk about "the heart" having wisdom, yet few appear to follow it. I am curious why we talk the talk, but fail to allow the heart to guide us.  Perhaps we believe the heart is only a metaphor, or a mushy emotion that cannot be used for advice or something we can trust. Yet we still include it in our every day conversation. Hmm?

Do we believe the encouraging and inspirational words, written by renowned teachers, sages, saints, poets, and heroes who have encouraged us to follow our heart? What are these learned people referring to when they advocate follow your heart?

For thousands of years, masters from all walks of life have urged us to pay attention to our inner guidance system, the heart. From all around the world they deliver messages that inspire us to allow our hearts to guide us.

What does this actually mean to listen to our heart? Listening and feeling for Divine Wisdom? We might consider that Wisdom is distinct from knowledge. Knowledge is not always wisdom but wisdom is always Divine.

Wisdom Challenge:

Read the quotes below. Then open yourself to the invitations to follow your heart. I think you will be amazed by what happens next.  Don’t forget to come back and share how you followed the wisdom of your heart and the outcome. I cannot wait to hear about your heart experiences. 

Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.~ James Earl Jones

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens. ~ Carl Jung

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery

One learns people through the heart, not the eyes or the intellect. ~ Mark Twain

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.~ Charles Dickens

When your heart begins to tell you things that your mind does not, then you are getting the Spirit of the Lord.~ Harold B. Lee

One Response to “Listening To Our Hearts, Truth or Metaphor?”

  1. Mel Deardorf

    I thank you with the following lines from Ralph Waldo Emerson's Poem: "Each and All"
    "Nor knowest thou what argument thy LIFE to thy neighbor's creed has lent.
    All are needed by each one; nothing is fair or good alone."  Blessings,   Mel

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