Where in your life do you follow your heart?

Where in your life do you follow your heart?

Posted on Apr 12th, 2008 by Marmalade : Gaia Child Marmalade
This is in Response to the Questions and Reflections for April 12, 2008:


There are only two times that I feel fully in my heart, but I don’t know if that means I’m following my heart.  Those two times are when I’m meditating and when I’m walking alone in nature.  However, if I spend enough time in these activities, then I can feel more fully in my heart at other times.  When in the right mood, I can listen to and through my heart while at work.  I have a job where I interact with many people, and interacting with people can help me to get out of my head.
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ohmsmom : Proud Research Associate

about 1 hour later

ohmsmom said

those quiet walks in the woods do it for me too!

Nicole : wakingdreamer

about 2 hours later

Nicole said

this is fantastic, my friend

victoria : B* R* E* A* T* H* E, you are Alive!

about 4 hours later

victoria said

I forgot who it was that mentioned that getting from our head into our heart is a small but critical 18 inch journey…happy to know you have made the jump !

Marmalade : Gaia Explorer

about 9 hours later

Marmalade said

I wasn’t expecting several comments to be waiting for me.  I guess following one’s heart is a popular subject.  Yeah, Victoria, I’ve made that jump… back and forth many times.  : )

Nicole : wakingdreamer

about 19 hours later

Nicole said

didn’t you find that it was harder at first to go from head to heart, but gets easier and easier all the time? like anything, it’s a question of practice…

Marmalade : Gaia Explorer

about 23 hours later

Marmalade said

It is easier than it once was to move from my head to my heart, but I still find it challenging.  Its not only challenging in moving into the heart, but also in remaining centered there.  And its challenging in what I’ve discovered there, its challenging in seeing the world from there, of relating from there.

Yes, its a question of practice, but maybe its more simply a matter of patience.  When entering the realm of the heart we’re touching upon something greater than us as individuals.  Essentially, practice is only useful to the degree that it creates an openess for that Other to enter, to the degree that it creates a space for that Other to reside.

In a sense, I’m not sure it ever entirely becomes easier.  As we open more to compassion, the more we become open to the suffering that we normally hide from.  The challenge of the heart never ends.  It just changes form.

Nicole : wakingdreamer

2 days later

Nicole said

that’s very insightful, as always… yes it changes and in a way gets more challenging as it deepens and as we become more compassionate and encounter the shadow more frankly. patience is indeed an important factor, a quality with which i am not naturally blessed 🙂 but which i am slowly learning with the help and support of my friends. joy and blessings