Living from the Authentic You

This afternoon's post comes from Kim Allen. If you have difficulty with the word "heart" you may be a bit more comfortable substituting "innermost being" (ala John 7:38) for heart.

Without thinking about it, point to yourself.

Most of us point to the center of the chest, the area around the heart. Maybe we point to the heart rather than the head because the heart represents the core of who we are. And it's what we mean when we say: In my heart I know; I spoke from my heart; I put my heart into it. All metaphors for the 'authentic you' that transcend language and culture!

Being true to your heart is being true to yourself. A heart-focused life adds more meaning, rejuvenates the spirit and creates a greater sense of well-being. Is it any wonder we all live for the moments our hearts come alive?

A good first step is to sort through all the 'shoulds, coulds, and woulds' that can get in the way of hearing what your heart wants you to know:
  • What matters most to you?
  • What's important to you in your professional and personal life?
  • What motivates you to do what you do?
Listen and let your heart be your guide.

1 comment:

  1. Without sounding too phony.... I truly think the most important thing is my life is my relationship with the Lover of my Soul, my dearest husband, and the 4 amazing adult children we are blessed with, 9 extraordinary grand children and our 2 little great grandsons.

    If I can be of any influence of a Spiritual nature to those I love dearly, then I think I am being true to myself.


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