Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

3 Ways to Put a Heart-Centered Life into Action

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Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo #inspiredlife #followyourheart #mindfulness
Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo #heartcentered #livefully #lovefirst
Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo #livejoyfully #yourarelove #planetearth #lifecoach
Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo #choosejoy #lovealways #heartliving
Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

Thanks for joining me today.  If you missed part one in this series, please pop over and give it a read, >> What Does it Mean to Live a Heart-Centered Life.  The first post is the foundation for what you will read here.  After you take a few minutes to read, reflect, and honestly answer the questions in the previous post then pop on back to discover 3 ways to put a heart-centered life into action.

Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

 

A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always.

First and foremost, you must be sweet to yourself.  Yes, you actually need to show compassion and kindness towards yourself and love all that you are.  It is thru a true self-love discovery and awareness that you will come to understand what love is.  The more you nurture self from a heart perspective, the more compassion you demonstrate on a daily basis in your thoughts, words and actions towards others.  Hear me clearly, this is not about selfishness or a ‘me me’ mentality but rather a knowledge and realization that you can only give what you are and have.

Accepting who you are and knowing who you are will improve your relationship with yourself and become the foundation for your relationship with others.  If you are empty you can not pour out.  If you do not love yourself and have love within you, you can not consistently give love, kindness, respect or compassion to others.  If you love and forgive yourself first, everything else will start to fall into place.  Be sweet to yourself today by choosing one of these seven self love practices.

Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

Secondly, if you don’t begin to think of others with love and compassion then at some point, self-love and self-healing will become self centered.  So once you find a new sense of self-love and self compassion, you will inevitably develop a stronger concern and compassion for others.  A newfound empathy and reality wherein you value community and a care for others.  You will start to see yourself in everyone you come into contact with every day.  We are all one human family and when we live in unity, in a heart-centered manner we stop fearing our differences and begin to celebrate diversity.  Remember that you must first increase your self-love which in turn changes your thoughts, words and actions towards others and guides you into an empathetic approach towards all people and all situations.

Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

And number three, without a doubt will follow when you build upon your self-love.  Yes your love and compassion for others will grow, and also result in a stronger compassion for our planet Earth.  So number three is when you love yourself and all those around you, you will develop concern for our planet Earth that we all call home.  You should and will make an effort to keep our planet the healthiest it can be for everyone you share it with.  A heart-centered life is one concerned about the well being of our home, one that is mindful of actions and tries to preserve all of nature, including animals, plants, the air and the water.  When you live from the heart, you come to understand that there is a sacred balance in nature, nothing is more or less worthy.  We need to respect all of nature and live in harmony.

Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

These three key areas are instrumental in leading a rewarding and meaningful life.  If you want to live a heart-centered life, you must make a conscious decision to pair the power of your mind with the wisdom of your heart.  We are intellectual and spiritual creatures that need to recognize all facets of our being.  In order to live to your highest potential, you must not deny any part that makes up the whole. Your mind, your heart and your soul should be united as all things spring from love.  As you journey towards a heart-centered life may you grow in love and truly change the world.  In part three in this series I am sharing traits of a heart-centered life.  If you would like to be notified when the next post is published, all you need to do is sign up for our newsletter.  Once you join the Lisa Designs Life gang, you will never miss a post again, and we also send out free printables along with other good stuff!

Part two in the series: Living a heart-centered life. A heart-centered life at its very core is LOVE.  Let love guide you as you read this article, and make a conscious decision to follow your heart always. Blessings from Lisa xoxo

Bless you my friend,

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45 responses to “3 Ways to Put a Heart-Centered Life into Action

  1. It’s so true that love has to begin with ourselves because we can’t truly know how to love others if we are trying to love them a place that isn’t full of love – the challenge, of course, is figuring out how to love ourselves. It isn’t an easy task. There are so many messages out there that call for perfection! Thank-you for this beautiful series about how to nurture our own heart.

    • Perfection is impossible. We must choose to love ourselves for we all have special qualities and a higher purpose to live out during our short time here on Earth. I appreciate you and thank you for reading this series written from my heart to yours Nicole.

  2. I agree that self acceptance and self love are the foundation to anything else that we do. We won’t grow as individuals and be able to truly love others until we accept and love ourselves for who we are, where we are in life.

  3. I think that the first point, especially, is spot-on – if we don’t love and believe in ourselves, it is impossible to give our best self to others. Very thought-provoking piece, Lisa, thank you !

  4. I absolutely love this post and the philosophy behind heart-centered living. I totally agree that you can’t give from an empty cup! I’ve also found that honoring my inner wisdom and needs makes me a better person to those around me.

  5. Yes – we can’t love and take care of others the way we should if we don’t first love ourselves, and yet I really appreciated that you mentioned the ability to become self-centered in doing so. It’s critical to maintain a healthy balance of self-care combined with caring for others.

  6. I completely agree with living from a heart centered place. If more people understood this, the world could be a much better place.

  7. I really like the new term heart centered, because it shows that their is a big different between being “self centered” and being heart centered. The way that world moves at such a fast pace these days with social media, live streams, and people becoming instafamous or self proclaimed”rockstars” it is so good to refocus and on ones self. To remember at the end of the day you have to be happy with you, not your numbers, your followers, your clicks/hits or comments, you just have to be the best you that you can be because in the end if the internet went away, it would just be you anyways…..

  8. Brie

    Thanks for sharing tips on how to be centered and heart-felt. I could not agree more with love begins with the person in the mirror *points to reflection*

  9. I love this post! I think in my 24 years of my age I feel that I’m being loveless and busy person I think I forgot to love and care myself 🙁

  10. Thank you so much for sharing! This was a lovely read and definitely eye-opening. It’s always good to take a step back, and evaluate how much love and positivity you are putting out into the world.

  11. I agree that you need to love yourself before you can love anyone else. Taking care of yourself is even more important because you will feel better.

  12. Karla

    Hi Lisa, I really enjoyed reading you post! It’s true that you must love yourself first before you could love anyone. Self love and self acceptance is always important. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Tracy @ Cleland Clan

    Being sweet to yourself is so important. We’re often our own worst critics and instead, need to accept both the good and the bad, knowing there is room to improve.

  14. I love how this post brings you back to what really matters in life. Loving yourself and loving others is a must! And it is usually much easier said than done. Just gotta take it one day at a time 🙂

  15. Choosing love…This is a perfect reminder and a fantastic goal to set when trying to lead a more meaningful and intentional life. This is a great series, Lisa! <3

  16. Mirlene

    Love this post, Lisa! If you are not comfortable with yourself not only it will show, others will be miserable as well. Becoming self centered is definitely not an option. Funny how we receive what we put out.

  17. Love these three points, Lisa. They are right on. As we magnify the love within,we can then have eyes to see outwardly toward others in community and for Mother Earth. Thanks for these reminders and for singing my song. ❤️

  18. This is such valuable advice – when we recognize that we are perfectly imperfect, and accept that we can be magnificent and a work in progress at the same time, we can see this in others and view them with compassion. And I love that you also incorporated our responsibility for our environment – I just saw a quote the other day about how we are not apart from nature, we are a part of nature – thus, we should care for our planet as well as we care for ourselves.

  19. I love the idea of living a heart-centered life. I always thought it was ridiculous when people said you have to love yourself before you can love others and expect people to love you. It took me a long time to realize how important loving myself really was. But since I’ve figured that out I’ve been a much happier and generally nicer person.

    • Sadly, most of us take a long time to realize that we indeed must love ourselves in order to love others well. I am so happy to read that you have come into this knowledge and are living a happier life Sawyer!

  20. Loving self is the biggest problem for me, and for most others I think. As we live in a society where peer pressure is high and our actions are goal oriented, self-criticism has become the one thing that we do everyday. May be, with practice, we can start to ignore self-criticism and start loving ourselves and others. I hope to reach that point some day. However, unless I become as successful as I have always wanted to be, I don’t think I can start loving myself.

  21. I really enjoyed this read, Lisa. Too often we put ourselves last and we need to be reminded once in a while or more often that we are just as important and we should take care of ourselves too.