Your Heart Always Knows!
Don’t believe anything other than what you have placed inside your heart, you are the only one that knows what is true for you. Let your belief in yourself be greater than any doubt whether that is internal dialogue created by external experiences or opinions. Live only your truth!
The truth of who you really are, your deepest and secret desires, they have all been placed within from as far back as you can remember. Those dreams you had early on in life may or may not have evolved much from your original vision but where they came from does not change. Your heart wants what it wants and the only way to prevent inner conflict is not going against that. Choose to support yourself and the dreams that the younger version of you had hoped for. There is no guide or timeline to follow that says when you get to a certain point in life you have passed the opportunity of going after your dreams, your dreams do not have an expiry date!
Your heart always knows how to get you to where you want to go although that isn’t as easily followed as it may sound. Your heart is vulnerable when being authentic and easily hurt yet strong enough to rise again when opposed.
I clipped a piece from Max Ehrmann’s “Desiderata” poem below which I felt was most in alignment in describing how special each of us are, your authentic self, without prejudice or compromise.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
What is the true essence of your authentic self?
- I think it takes a fair amount of time and experiences to find your comfort level with being genuine and it’s not just through the child and teen years that you can experience these growing pains. It’s through this growth though that your true essence takes on its beautiful and unique form.
Do you believe your authentic self is too vulnerable to show to others?
- It’s strange that as you grow you are shaped by the ideas, opinions and definitions of “normal” as seen by the society around you. Ironically when you get to the point of showing your authenticity it’s not at all far from who you were at the beginning, you just have a little more wisdom and experience.
As your awareness to all these little nuances develop you will begin to see how they can positively enhance your life for the better and understand the power of a moment.
If you knew that every moment, every encounter and every experience in being authentic gives you the opportunity for a soul to soul connection you may start to realize how precious these moments of imprinting are.
It is within connecting that you develop those little moments, not with every single person but those you truly blend with and sometimes those you don’t expect to blend with. That moment when nothing really monumental is happening but you feel instantaneously close with someone which I believe is a true soul to soul connection, an “authentic moment”.
If you haven’t had any experiences like this wouldn’t you want to? Being authentic doesn’t just show your heart it allows your inner spirit to shine, connect and love.
There are many things we can learn from others through connecting. I’ve had the privilege of connecting with others who unbeknownst to them have taught me through their example how and what to embrace to be the person I want to become. One thing they all have in common is authenticity, a genuine compassion for others, a beautiful heart and of course a great sense of humor.
Through all of these impactful people I was liberated and at a pace that didn’t feel overwhelming, they all helped me to learn and love my authenticity, to feel comfortable and confident and to always follow my heart.