Thoughts and Quotes (#theWayoftheHeart)

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“Follow your heart” is a creed believed and followed by billions of people. It’s a statement of faith — a gospel proclaimed in many of our stories, movies, poetry and songs.

Essentially, it’s a belief that your heart is a compass inside of you that will direct you to your own true north if you just have the courage to follow it. It says that your heart is a faithful guide that will lead you to true happiness if you just have the courage to listen and act. The creed says that you are lost and your heart will save you.

This creed can sound so simple and beautiful and liberating. It’s a tempting notion to believe.

YET, be reminded that the heart is a vessel – of joys as well as sorrows. It beats out anger and frustration as much as mercy and love. It, sometimes, gets played, stabbed, wounded,  stamped, burned and broken, emotionally. It mechanically beats and functions. It works to keep us physically alive at the same time to keep everything inside of it — the happiness, pains, longings and miseries — sustained also. It can get highly intoxicated by the variety of emotions that it takes and processes on a regular basis.

I often have heart to heart talks with my heart lately (and on the not so long past) and I was surprised by what I found out. My heart has said things I would not wish to repeat. Being true to myself, my heart tells me that all of reality ought to serve my desires. And about how I should be treated by others, and varied assortments of selfish, narcissistic wants and longings. More often than not, such conversations pointed farther south, down into the realm of deeper and darker emotions.

As much as I love and admire the strength and resilience of my own heart, and how it has never failed to keep me alive and feel alive, I still won’t entrust my precious life on its bidding. I must not follow it, rather I must lead it to where  I want to be at in life and who I wish me to become as a person.

Have you talked with your heart lately? What did it tell you?

(c) 2016 viewpointsofandrei.com

12 thoughts on “Thoughts and Quotes (#theWayoftheHeart)

  1. This is so true.

    When I was younger, I used to believe in that saying “Follow your heart”.. but as I grew older, I realized it was wiser to use my head as well.

    We cannot teach our heart what to feel, but we can do what is better for us according to what we know from the circumstances. It’s much safer this way. Always following our hearts could lead to rash actions because our emotions are always changing.

    It is better to rationalize what our actions should be, while taking our heart into consideration too… a sort of balance through it all.

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    1. It is better to rationalize what our actions should be, while taking our heart into consideration too… a sort of balance through it all.

      I couldn’t agree more.
      Thanks for reading Liz 🙂
      Appreciate that you always take time to drop by.
      BTW I just posted my response to the Animal Series tag. Hahaha, guess what I choose?

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  2. Hi Andrei😊
    Liked the last question on your post. Good reminder to listen to our heart and what it says. We often don’t pay attention and wonder why life does not work well e or situations doesn’t unfolds the way we planned.
    Hugs,
    Dee

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    1. That’s definitely true! Our hearts is the keeper of everything beautiful and ugly about us. It holds the core of our being, the foundation of our personal humanity. Listen we might, in following, take heed lest we fall 😉

      Thank you. I am truly grateful for you spending your precious time to read through my posts! You just don’t know how happy my heart is because of your encouraging words!

      Thanks!

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    2. Hi Dee Gratitude!
      I nominated you for the Animal Series tag here:
      https://viewpointsofandrei.com/2016/11/21/what-my-dogs-taught-me/
      The Rules Are:
      1. Thank the person who nominated you
      2. Pick an animal and explain why they are a source of inspiration to you, and how their character can be used to motivate.
      3. Nominate at least 3 other bloggers, to share the positivity!
      Not sure if you do tags, but it would be fun to read what you come up with 🙂
      Andrei

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        1. Thank you! Your words mean a lot to me and I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to my site 🙂

          Hope you learned some things too. Some thoughts and advice to carry and probably live by 😉

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