Follow Your Heart

Your heart will get you to where you most desire to go

I know, your head will tell you the logical thing to do. Your head will figure out the right way, the surest way and perhaps even the easiest way. At times, that is what you need to know. However, there are times when only your heart can lead the way. Your heart’s path might not be the most logical way, the right way or the easiest way, but it may well be the only way to get you to where you need to be.
There is a great commercial on television that shows a woman sitting in front of a computer looking depressed and disillusioned. All of a sudden her shirt starts to throb and out of her blouse jumps her heart. Her heart jumps off the desk, walks into the boss’s office, holds up a sign that says, “I quit” and then walks out of the boss’s office down a hallway. As the little heart is walking out of the building, there is a caption that reads, “Follow your heart.”

I understand that there are times when following your heart doesn’t make sense, when the heart’s urging doesn’t seem like the smartest thing to do. It might not be. What your heart is telling you is based on intuition, feelings and a sense of knowing that transcends logic. When your heart speaks, it’s best to listen. There are times in your life when you can’t think your way through; you have to feel your way through.

When I look back over my life I realize that the only time that my heart has gotten me in trouble was when I didn’t listen to its message. Ignoring my heart has always led to pain and disappointment. When I follow my heart, I’m never disappointed. It might not always make sense when I’m doing what I my heart tells me to do, but it always works out.

Call it your heart, your intuition, your gut, whatever you like — it is that part of you that just knows. When you have that feeling, follow it. Don’t try to make sense of it, because it goes beyond what you can figure out in your head. When you follow your heart, you will be led in the direction of your true self.