Are you living your true heart’s desire? We are encouraged and conditioned in life to make logical decisions for our happiness. We are strongly influenced in the decision-making by people close to us, who have also been programmed by society to believe happiness is a certain thing or way of being.
We have many responsibilities in our earth lives. One of the biggest, and one we may acknowledge the least, is the responsibility we have to ourselves. That is, to pay attention when our heart strings pull, trying to tell us something that is right or wrong for us.
Listen to your heart, then temper what is says with your logic and the wisdom you have already accumulated. And if what you heart says still feels right, follow it. Too many people only figure this out much later in life, and some never at all.
Give yourself the gift of your heart’s desire, as young as you are able. Live the life that will make you happy, not the one your peers or parents or society deems to be “acceptable”. It’s your life. Make it a happy one.
“A man sometimes devotes his life to a desire which he is not sure will ever be fulfilled. Those who laugh at this folly are, after all, no more than mere spectators of life.” ~ Ryunosuke Akutagawa
“Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself.” ~ Thomas Merton
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde
“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens” ~ Tony DeLiso
“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ~ Dalai Lama
“Free yourself from the complexities and drama of your life. Simplify. Look within. Within ourselves we all have the gifts and talents we need to fulfill the purpose we’ve been blessed with.” ~ Steve Maraboli
Fulfillment | Heart’s desire © Susan L Hart 2019 | Hart Haiku