Monday, July 25, 2011

Heart to Heart

Your heartbeat. How often do you take the time to slow down and listen to the organ that pumps life into you?

We all may be different on the outside, however inside we beat as one.  Some of us have broken hearts, mending hearts, or hearts that will never be the same.

Lately all I have been doing is mentally beating myself up. Yes, I've been to the pity party where yours truly is the guest of honor.  I was struggling with all the changes I want and essentially need to make, and wondering why the UPS man hasn't delivered them to my door yet!

I've tried blame.  It doesn't work! Blaming yourself or others is just a little thing called denial that is your mind's way of preventing any soul growth.

So the blame and the pity party served it's purpose in distracting me for a while, until I finally broke down.  I won't hesitate to say it has been tough this past week in more ways than one.  I'm not perfect by any means.  I have faults that have limited me from being the person I really want to be.

So one of the steps I'm acting out is being true to my emotions.  Blocking them or ignoring them only makes me that much closer to becoming a robot.

Another is to take time to show gratitude.  Gratitude you say?  Yes the warm fuzzies, the sun shining, flowers blooming, I'm alive feeling.  Why? Because I believe that when you focus on all the positive things happening to you, it not only manifests more of the same, but rewires the way our brain is programmed to think.

Those of you that know me well, know I am an avid collector of books.  I'm thinking about becoming a member of Book Addicts Anonymous (just kidding)!  Anyways amid a couple of books I have, I read about the importance of taking time to slow down, experience an emotion, and heal from it. 

 None of us are without hurt or pain, whether past or present. Yet to experience this pain doesn't require a 24/7 gloomy assessment of all the things going wrong in your life.  Experience whatever emotion plagues you and move forward.

Remember that we all are connected through this one beat can unite us.  It's the human experience to have emotions.  I am choosing the good ones!

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