What Shall We Do With Our Lives?
Many of the people on this planet are living day to day lives without consciously choosing the paths they walk. Not many are aware that they have the freedom and power to create their own destiny.
For many people it’s difficult to make choices that will make them happy because they honestly don’t know how to. The majority of us were never taught how to make empowering choices.
So how do we know that the decisions we’re making are for the best? How do we decide what to do with our lives? And what should we do with them?
For what seemed the longest time, I struggled with these questions. I never dedicated myself to anything because I never had a reason to. I was doing just enough to survive, but other than that, I didn’t know what to do. The few things that would capture my attention, they would do so only briefly and eventually they would subside. In school I wanted to do my best, but no matter how much effort I put into it, it was never permanent.
I felt empty inside, but what was it? What was that “void” that I was missing? Nothing seemed to fill that need, that desperation that I felt in my life. I felt anxious. Apathy consumed me. I lived for about three years in and out of an apathetic state. I didn’t care so much about what happened. I thought that everything was meaningless when compared to the grand cosmos.
The Heart, The Answer
Having nothing better to do, I continued to push through it all. I disconnected from everything that didn’t interest me. Eventually over a course of three years I had accidentally shed away every thing that was not me. I developed an inner awareness of myself; and what I found inside was my heart. For the first time in a long time I felt a kindle of excitement once again.
At first it was very frightening to follow my heart because it required a lot of courage — but it was definitely worth it.
So much happened in such a short while. In three months I lived more than I had lived in the three previous years of disconnection. I met the Love of my life; I planned a round-the-world trip with her; and I made a substantial amount of income than I ever had.
It saddened me, however, whenever I saw others struggling with the same issues I struggled with for such a long time. I don’t want anyone else to struggle to find the simple truth that I found. I want to help you connect with your heart so that you may live a fulfilled life.
What Is The Heart?
To connect with your own heart, you must first know what it is. Everybody defines “heart” differently, but heart in this case simply means “the person who you truly are.” We call it “the heart” because it is the core of who you truly are. Others may call it a soul, or something similar. It doesn’t really matter what you call it. What is important is that you’re in connection with your true self.
Everybody has a heart, but for some it is difficult to connect with it because it’s hidden inside a false life. The more years spent not following one’s heart, the more difficult it is to connect with it. Realize, however, that you have the power and freedom to create your own destiny. Don’t be like so many people who falsely “live” their years away, doing the same thing year after year like zombies.
Sadly not everybody is ready to wake up. Like all things in life, it is up to you. It is your decision to make when you want to follow your heart — when you want to live a life of joy and growth.
Understand that every decision you make will create your life. You alone are responsible for your life. By basing your life decisions on your heart, you will undoubtedly create a life of joy.
Sneak Peak: In the next part of this article series, we will explore the importance of the heart and the roles it plays in life.