It is commonly assumed that by following your heart you will find happiness. But is that necessarily true?
Your heart is a remarkably sensitive capacity. It, along with your mind, allows you to perceive substantive currents that would otherwise be imperceptible to your other senses. Your heart, in particular, allows you to feel the “invisible” world of spirit, which permeates and coexists with that which we know as the “outer” world.
The realm of spirit is the realm of cause for the level of creation in which we spend our human lives. Spirits may be of “heavenly” provenance or they may be ill spirits, which exist only by virtue of the usurpation of the one power, love. Ill spirits are in this sense powered by love, without the conditioning influence of truth. Whether or not you agree or understand this is irrelevant, the point I am seeking to make is that your heart perceives, and perhaps more importantly, is always oriented or centered in either type of spirit.
Following your heart then, is a risky proposition if your heart is not centered in love. One way to look at it is that your heart does not have a mind of its own…that’s your mind’s job! Where your heart is centered will determine in large measure the nature of your experience. If, for example, your heart is fraught with fear, angst, sorrow, etc., following your heart will only dig you deeper into the pit of despair. Contrarily, if your heart is truly centered in love, you will see the same “outer” world through a very different lens. Centering in love allows you to participate in the constant upward movement of the Law of Laws, that is, the law of eternal progress.
I agree that following your heart is the one sustainable means to fulfillment and happiness, but with the caveat that your heart must be properly centered. This centering is a process of constant recalibration, for there are many forces at work in the world, in the mass subconscious, and in the consciousness of the individual which produce “magnetic interference” and cause “compass error.”
Purification and thanksgiving are the two primary tools by which your heart is re-calibrated to “true north.” You cannot be “all heart” and “all about love” and expect to live successfully. Living a generative life requires love and truth, heart and mind, working in concert and in balance.
Follow your heart, but make sure your heart is pure, or at least as pure as it can be for the moment, before taking a single step. The heart – not the mind – is the source of wisdom, but your heart must be properly centered – and at rest! – for your mind to translate the secret messages of wisdom correctly.
5 thoughts on “Follow your heart?”
Letting ones heart and mind blend in rest, and agreement opens the way for impossibilities and wondrous magical transformation to take place.
Reshaping the future and restoring hope.
Eager to let this process of recall ration move deeper and abundantly thankful for the areas of purity I have been blessed with!
Thanks Gregg !!
At times it is vital to state the fundamental because of it being obscured by “magnetic interference.” Your words quell the interferences for vision to be seen regarding the right use of our heart especially. The gifts of wisdom no longer need to be a mystery as our heart’s are rightly calibrated and centered. Purification is really an eternal process not just an earthly one as well as singing the song of praise and thanksgiving for the splendid reality at hand. Thank you for your words.
Thanks Gregg! I love this. The truth is the truth. It is what it is!
I particularly appreciated your point about purification and thanksgiving. I have found that these are the two most important qualities/attitudes to have in life. From gracefulness and a willingness to retool our hearts comes contentment and the power to lead a purposeful life.
Excellent point. In our present world where follow your bliss and the almighty bucket list are the pervasive message to the other major participant in the contest over us, our ego, it requires constant vigilance. The ego is always subject to the subtle fear of not being the supreme motivation in our lives; it often uses the frog in the boiling water approach to slowly inveigle our heart or mind to lose its ability to recognize true north. I think the biblical stories of Kings Saul and Solomon are both apt illustrations of what can gradually happen as the ego is subtly persuaded to rethink what true north or their basic orientation should be. We are responsible for the content of our hearts; it’s crucial to consider at least 100 times a day, thank you!