Follow your Heart, but bring your mind too!

Would you like to follow your heart, but your mind is stopping you from achieving this? Do you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, uncertain or confused about following your heart? Well in today I hope to help you look at some ways to finally take a chance to follow your heart, and bring your mind along too.

There can be a few ways on determining if you are following your heart. One could be whether or not you are following the desires in which your heart is calling you towards, and the second is if you living in your heart and being in it. Generally one is about the actions you are taking and the other can be more about the person you are being. You can do what you love and you can also be love. Both can be equally powerful, and also require you to
tune in to your heart, connect the loving energy within, and then live from that place.

Doing what you love means listening to your intuition and then take the necessary actions driven by what you love, you follow your passions and you express your unique gifts and talents to the world without fear.

Society as we know today is primarily driven by our minds, our fears and our ego. We usually do not place much emphasis and value on passion, love, fulfilment and spiritual purpose. Often it is usually about external success, money security, stability and reputation. As a result many of us do not feel it is that important to really tune into our hearts and hear what it wants. We are too busy trying to get ahead and make something of ourselves within society. Our head is a practical and analytical, and can often be driven by fear. Your head generally tells you what needs to be done to remain safe in the world.

This is why when you attempt to follow your heart your head will be quick to stop your actions.  This fearful mind, which is often called your ego, will bring up all the reasons why you cannot do what you desire, and why it is a ludicrous idea to even think about it.  It usually triggers memories and feelings from the past of failures, hurts and rejections that added even more power to the case.  Remember the path that your heart calls you towards may be an unconventional one.  It may be scary and involve taking risks, but following your heart often requires us to take a detour from the well trodden path, and rebel from society or family expectations in order to find our inner fulfilment.  It can be a long and lonely road initially, but long term it will be absolutely worth every minute.


Amanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.

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