Originally Posted by scott snedeker
The Heart is the core of the desire to experience the joy of living. It is the origin of the sentiment behind the muse that employs the artist skill to create. It is the source of resilience.
Below are some questions regarding awareness of the heart. I am curious to hear your feedback.
In what ways do you listen to your heart?
How do you know when you are being true to your heart and not betraying it?
What are some things your heart has revealed to you?
Does your heart trust you?
Music. It says more than mere words can.
The other thing I remind myself is that when I am listening to my heart, I have a good feeling deep in my gut. And I become aware of that 'feeling' when I am sitting very quietly and my mind is quiet, that is, not making so many waves. I encourage myself to check in with that feeling, especially when I have a difficult choice or decision to make. If it isn't there, I have my answer.
My heart has revealed to me that it can break and remain open, giving and expansive. That said, growing older isn't for sissies. It takes some skill to stay open when the vicissitudes of life can close one up like a clam. It take practice, even a 'practice.'