I don't think that following your heart necessarily means you have to run around willy-nilly, driven by your emotions. To me it means to listen to the deeper wisdom and callings that come from the soul. What does it mean to you?
My life path has been twisty turvy because I've followed my heart, listening to the nudges and calls along the way. It's not a straight line that might "make sense" on the surface, but it makes sense to me! When my last boss interviewed me, he asked, "How did you go from teaching elementary school to working in a barn?" Great question! My answer, "I've always followed my heart and it's led me to the right places." It was true and I figured they'd either love or hate that answer (and if they hated it, this wasn't the place for me!). They hired me and I stayed there until my heart called me to my next venture, which has evolved into the work I do today.
From one guy who seemed to do all right... "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." - Steve Jobs
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Boy, does that speak to me! And, these past few years seem to have driven this point home even more clearly. Life is precious. Don't waste it. When could there be a better time to listen to the calls of the heart?
I'd love to hear what you think. Is it wise or silly to follow your heart? How do you know if you're following it or something else? What signs and signals do you get? Thanks for playing along!
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