The older I get and the more I learn about the world, the more I realize there is much more to life than meets the eye when you follow your heart. There’s a higher level to life, a more spiritual level.
On this spiritual level, life is all about energy. You and everything around you consists of energy, but there is positive energy and there is negative energy. Negative energy weakens you and drains your spirit while positive energy strengthens and recharges your spirit.
You communicate with life and the world around you through energy. Before you start to think I’ve lost my mind, let’s look at a few examples of what I’m talking about:
Follow Your Heart
Have you ever had something happen to you that’s just too much of a coincidence? And not just once, but multiple times?
For example, it regularly happens to me that when I think about someone I haven’t heard from in a while, that that same day or the next day they call me or get in touch with me. I’m talking about people who I haven’t seen for months or years, who are thousands of miles away from me in another continent. And when I really think about wanting to see them or speak to them, my phone rings or I have a message on Facebook. I’ve had this happen dozens of times, there’s no way it can be a coincidence.
And have you ever been in such a good place in your life that you constantly send out positive energy? You’re friendly with everyone and go out of your way to help others, and then you start to notice that you start getting things into your life that you’ve been wanting for a long time?
Some people call this the Law of Attraction. Some call it by other names. For me, I just like to refer to it as energy. As I mentioned in the beginning, to really allow your energy to flourish and to live up to your full potential, you have to listen to your heart and you have to follow your heart.
With your energy you communicate with others, you communicate with the world and everything around you. You can send your intentions and your requests without even having to open your mouth, and you can materialize your dreams through your energy.
Why Should You Follow Your Heart?
The mind and the heart are two different things. Your mind is heavily influenced and conditioned by the people who raised you and by everyone else you come in contact with. Your mind is the sum of your experiences and what you’ve been exposed to. In other words, it’s like a computer that has been trained to behave in the way it’s been ‘programmed’ by society.
Your heart doesn’t listen to logic or to reason. It doesn’t listen to other people and it doesn’t care about what other people think. Your heart always tells the truth.
By listening to it and allowing your heart to guide your decisions, you’ll be able to live life to the fullest with little to no regrets.
When you make a decision based on what your heart tells you to do, then no matter what the outcome, you’ll likely be thankful that you did it. If you however make a logical decision that your heart doesn’t agree with (whether it’s based on fear or greed or anger), there’s a good chance you’ll end up unhappy and full of regret.
There’s a book called The Alchemist by Paulho Coelho and it’s probably the best book I’ve read in my life. The Alchemist is a story that shows how you can get everything you’ve ever dreamed of in life if you choose to listen to your heart and follow your heart.
It’s about a boy named Santiago. Santiago is a young boy working as a shepherd somewhere near the north of Africa. As part of his life as a shepherd, one day he journeyed to a village to sell some wool from his sheep.
In this village he knew of a gypsy woman who could interpret dreams so he went to see her because he had experienced a very strange dream that he wanted to know the meaning of. After doing her thing, the gypsy woman told him to go to the Pyramids of Egypt so that he will find a great treasure that is destined for him.The boy was very skeptical and unbelieving. In fact, he walked out thinking that the gypsy’s words were utter nonsense.
However, back in the village, he meets an old man who was actually a great king in disguise. This king gives the boy the inspiration and the belief in the gypsy’s spoken words and the boy proceeds to sell his sheep and travel across the water to reach Egypt in search of his treasure.
From that moment on, Santiago embarks on a journey across the dessert. On his journey he learns much about himself and the world. He overcomes incredible challenges and he meets and parts with an Englishman, the woman of his dreams, angry tribe leaders and finally the alchemist. (An alchemist is someone said to be able to transform lead into gold).
As Santiago learns more about himself and the Soul of the World, he comes closer and closer to realizing his destiny and how to get there and eventually he does, while it was right in front of him all the time, he needed to go through the entire journey of crossing the dessert and overcoming incredible difficulties to be able to see and find his treasure.
When Santiago started on his journey, he allowed greed for the treasure and fear of the unknown to influence his decisions. Later he learned the power and importance of listening to his heart and when he finally learned how to follow his heart, he found the treasure that he’d been chasing for so long.
How To Follow Your Heart
If you want to know how to follow your heart, it’s rather simple.
Whenever you’re faced with a decision you’ll have the option of analyzing it logically in your head. You’ll be able to come up with various possibilities, weighing the pros against the cons of whatever you’re about to do. However, there’s only ONE decision that will feel right to you, even if it logically doesn’t make sense. That decision is the one that feels right in your heart.
It’s possible that through years of social conditioning, you’ve trained yourself to not listen to your heart. You’ve become numb and immune to the suggestions that your heart gives you, and you no longer feel with your heart.
Fortunately this is something that you can overcome and reverse with time. You need to start allowing your heart to influence your decisions. You do this by temporarily forgetting about everything around you and going within yourself. Try to silence all thoughts and voices, and just listen to what your heart tells you that you should do.
Whether it be with love, friendship, business or anything else you want in life, it’s always the best choice to listen to your heart and follow your heart.
Don’t choose a job you don’t want just because it pays good money. Don’t choose to be with someone you don’t really love just because they’re wealthy or physically attractive. Don’t have friends who you don’t really care about just because you can benefit from their friendship.
It’s not always the easiest or most logical choice when you choose to follow you heart, but it’s the most fulfilling choice. It’s the choice that will let you sleep at night, the choice that allows you to look back on your life with no regrets and it’s the choice that will bring you the most happiness.
Follow your heart and allow it to lead you to your greatest dreams, desires and fantasies.