Without thinking about it, point to yourself. You probably didn't point to your head. Rather, you pointed to the center of your chest, the area around your heart.
And the reason most of us do is evident in the way the word heart is used in just about every culture and language around the world: Follow your heart; speak from your heart; in your heart you know. All metaphors for the authentic you!
Being true to your heart is the formula for living the life you want. You're fulfilled, content and at peace. You feel care, appreciation, love, joy, compassion, kindness—heart-felt emotions that not only feel good, but are good for you, too. Is it any wonder we all live for the moments our hearts come alive?
A good first step is to sort through all the should's, could's, and would’s that can get in the way of hearing what your heart wants you to know:
- What matters most to you?
- What's important to you in your professional and personal life?
- What motivates you to do what you do?
How can you live more consistently from your heart? Listen and let your heart be your guide.