Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

What does it Mean to Lead a Heart-Centered Life?

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Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life.  Sounds simple enough and you might think that it’s easy to live by the values that truly matter to us but this in not always the case.  Childhood incidences, life circumstances, negative relationships, or hurtful moments may hold you back from living as you are meant to and from reaching your full potential.  Being true to yourself will help you narrow down what really matters, eliminate what doesn’t and live a balanced life.  It may take time to change and gain a healthier mindset but trust me, it is worth the work.  I am working on part two of this series where I will share three main areas you can focus on to put a heart-centered life into action.

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

Both aspects of living a heart-centered life are equally important but for the purpose of this post, I am referring to a heart-centered life as one aligned to your true self. So let’s start with figuring out who you are and defining your true self.  I have some thought-provoking questions for you to work thru, and if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life.

Do you even know your own values?  What is most important to you in life? Are your attitudes and your actions consistent with your values?  If you are not even sure what your core values are, or you know that you don’t live by them, it will be difficult to live a heart-centered life. And I dare say, I don’t think you can have one without the other.  So take a moment now to write our three words that reflect how you want to live, this simple activity will help you determine your values because they are a fundamental part of who you are.

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

 

My three value words are: love, mindful, and balanced simplicity.  Okay, that is kind of four words but that’s how I see it right now.  For me, everything is about love, which then transforms my life and my relationships with others and the world around me in a mindful way, leading me to a balanced simplicity.

What are 3 words you try to live by? 

I would be honoured if you share them with me in the comments at the end of the post or feel free to email me anytime >> Email Lisa

Do you trust yourself?  To live a heart-centered life, you will indeed need to listen to yourself, and even more so than you seeking advice from others.  If you rarely listen to your inner voice but rather always seek counsel and direction from others, you will not have a faith in your own instinctive discernment.  Have faith in yourself, you were given an innate ability to know right from wrong and to seek goodness for your life and for the world around you.  Build a confidence in yourself by implementing strong self-love and compassion for who you are, where you come from, forgiving your mistakes and accept, even love everything about yourself.  Start with the seven simple self-love routines you can start today I shared in this article.

We are all perfectly imperfect and that is okay!

Do you spend time in stillness and quiet, listening to your inner self, deeply and patiently?  The world has become so busy, and this busyness can dominate your life by leaving no room to sit quiet and hear your heart’s whisper.  I believe your heart is always whispering, it’s there trying to guide you but the thunder of a busy life may drown out your heart’s desire.  When was the last time you sat alone, in total silence, just listening patiently to your heart?  I firmly believe that patience is also needed to live a heart-centered life. Sometimes, we hear and follow our inner guidance easily but more often than not, we may need to ask and listen over and over to find clarity and confidence in our path.

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

If you need help to start a regular time of stillness, check out the app “Breethe.”  This free app is a great guide to beginning a meditation practice.  I find the app and the emails from Lynne extremely helpful in many areas of my life.  You may also want to spend time meditating on the Word of God, basking in the glory of God and all His goodness.  Read about another way to relax and unwind here.

Do you follow what your heart whispers to you and follow thru with what it tells you?  This is not always easy, and in fact it may be downright hard at first.  We are constantly bombarded by the world and it’s ways, told what to do, when to do it and even how to do it.  We live in a society where the answer to any question is found in three words,  ‘just google it.’  However, if we truly want to live a heart-centered life, we need to respond to and take action based on our heart, our intuition, our faith and our belief system.

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

The fact that you are here now, reading this and your willingness to take action puts you on the right path to building a heart-centered life.  Embrace your heart, listen to your inner self, trust your inner wisdom and act on it.  This can be especially difficult when a path seems unclear and you so want control of everything about a certain situation.  At these times, be still, pray and try repeating these mantras as you trust, let go and let what will be, be.  Know that all things happen at the right time and for a reason.

“I trust, I need to pause, listen, and let go.”

“I trust that my inner self, and my God want the highest good.”

Hopefully, these questions have you thinking about whether you currently live a heart-centered life and you are now ready to move into a happier life.  Stay tuned for the part two of this series where I share the three essential components to help you put a heart-centered life into action.  Subscribe to our newsletter today and we will be sure to let you know when a new is post published.

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity
Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

The meaning of a heart-centered life at it’s very core is love.  Let love guide you everyday my friends.  Thanks for being here,

Leading a heart-centered life means you live aligned to your true values and self, you live with compassion and love as the guiding principles in your life. I have some thought provoking questions for you to work thru, if you are willing to take the time, do the work and commit to following your heart, I know you can lead a happier, mindful and balanced life. Click to read the post and thanks for being you! #heart-centered #life #mindful #balanced #happier #simplicity

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63 responses to “What does it Mean to Lead a Heart-Centered Life?

    • This is so helpful – and important for our physical health too.I’m having a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders and my physio had told me to drop all exercise and practice breathing and mindfulness for a bit as that should initially. Amazing how important this is to us as a whole.

      • I do believe that taking a break, implementing some deep breathing and mindfulness will also help you heal. Hope you feel better soon Alexandria!

  1. This has definitely has me thinking. I think my three words would be inspired, balance, and love. I’ve been working on taking quiet time to myself each day but still need to be more intentional. Love this Lisa!!!

    • Thank you for stopping by today Julie and taking the time to think about your three words and share them. These are great words to live by and I think we all can learn from our intentions.

  2. This is a beautifully written article Lisa and it has given me a lot to think about. I think what I want changes depending on the circumstances but in general, I am the type of woman that will live by my own rules and not let anyone determine how I am going to steer this ship. What I want most in this life is inner peace and I am trying to spread kindness wherever I go . Trust me that is not always easy. I find a lot comes to me when I am still as you said. When I meditate and do yoga I am more centred and focused, I do listen to my inner voice at all times I think that is God trying to tell us where we should go.

    • Thank you Tachi, you are such an uplifting person and I am so blessed to have met you. I think our three words can change with time and depend on our life circumstances at the time. I believe that by spreading kindness you are given a sense of peace that will not come to you in any other way!

    • You made my day Melanie, that you found the post inspiring makes it all worthwhile. Love the words you chose, may they be what fills your life every day!

  3. oh my goodness this speaks to me right now! its def not easy to listen to your heart sometimes but its always talking if you listen!

  4. Lam bam

    This is a highly educative and amazing post and I must say reading this post has made to reflect on myself and evaluate the high and lows . This is a reflection of who we are and how we suppose to be in align with humanity . Lisa , you are such a rare gem and I look up to you as one of my Mentor and I will be pleased 😀 to hear from you to start mentoring me in the school of life . Sending you all my love 😍

    • Lam bam, you honour me with your comment. Thank you for reading my post, so good to hear that it gives you pause to reflect and think about your own life values. Pop me an email anytime if you want to chat further!

  5. Jessica

    Love the points you made. I have tried to take a more mindful approach to the way I live my life. These are some great tips to help get me towards that.

  6. Beautifully written post, Lisa! The three words that ring the most true to me are: Light-heartedness, Empathy, and Joy. I think that combo works really well together! I’ve recently been giving a lot of thought to living in a manner aligned with my true self and values. My husband and I have some big life decisions ahead of us, and we’re trying to ground ourselves in what we want our life to look like, not just taking opportunities because they’re there.

    • Nathalia, I believe you were destined to come upon this blog post today, nothing happens by accident and I hope that in reading this you feel a nudge and confirmation that the decisions you and your husband make will be the right ones if you follow your heart and stick to your core values.

  7. Tatianna

    this is definitely something to think about! its so easy to get caught up in the hustle of everyday! i’ve actually tried out the breathe app and really enjoy it! thanks for sharing! xx

    • Hey girl, so glad you tried out the app, it has become a part of my daily routine and helps me stay grounded and connected to my inner self.

  8. What a lovely post. This is a great reminder to realize why we are and what we want in our life. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post Lisa. My three words would be purpose, unconditional love and equality.

    • So happy that you enjoyed this post Sindhuja. As your first word is purpose, have you read ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ by Rick Warren? It is a guide that helps you evaluate your life thru a 40 day spiritual journey to enable you to discover the answer to “what on earth am I here for?”

  9. I think mine are “Authentic” I always since I was a little girl always wanted to be true to myself, even in preschool I was told that I marched to beat of different drummer, and I still do. “Creative” I have never wanted to be stifled in any job or any situation, creativity is one of the ways I channel what is inside to my surroundings. Last of all is “Freedom” I think why my husband and I have such a great relationship is he knows that I can not be harnessed unless I want to contained, I have always been very independent and need my freedom from the very beginning. He is very happy just to be a part of the ride, lol.

    • Thank you for your comment Jen, beautiful and perfect, just like you. Stay true to yourself always. One of my fave quotes ‘Be you, the world will adjust!’

  10. Yes yes to living life simply, yet heart filled. I love that you mentioned embracing imperfect. I find there’s joy in just being, not worrying so much about everything being ideal or perfect. There is perfection in imperfection.

  11. My 3 words would be – honest, humble, love
    As a Christian, I pray to God to always remind me to keep track of myself. Because I know everything that I do is under God plan, and there always a reason for that. I love your article, such a lovely read!

    • God is so awesome and His plans are always for our good, even when we do not understand them. Those are three excellent words to live by Lala! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading this article.

  12. Taking time to really think about what it means to live a heart-centered life has helped me calm my mind and thoughts down a lot. Three words I live by is love, balance, and truth.

    • Cassie, you have put my entire article into balance, I agree that living heart-centered, one where love is first and foremost eases and calms our troubles. Knowing our values put things into perspective, and keeps us living in the truth.

  13. I wasn’t sure what to think of this article at first. I’m always cautious when people start talking about mindfulness and “listening to the whispers of your heart.” Post-modern ideas like these don’t always align with my beliefs. But when I saw you tie it in with some of your book suggestions at the bottom, I enjoyed it much more. Don’t be afraid to preach what you really believe, even if it may be controversial to some. You go, Lisa!

  14. Great post, Lisa!! I think often we have these core values in mind but don’t always stop to reflect on them or TRULY practice them in our daily lives. I share the word “mindful” with you. I think “energy” would be another, and this could be so many different types of energy whether it is in stillness or determination. Another would be “reflection.” I think daily reflection is so important in self-improvement and to make sure we are on the path that we desire. Thank you for the thoughtful post and giving me a moment to stop and think about my own values!

    • Hi Stephanie, thank you for your encouraging words. And for your three value words! “Reflection” gave me pause to think and set a daily time first thing in the morning to reflect on my values and set the intention for my day!

  15. Reading this post was a bit of a wake up call – okay maybe I already knew that I’d become disconnected from my true self. The problem is that I don’t even know where to start looking to find myself again – I pondered the three words that I live by, and I wasn’t able to come up with them. I could come up with ones that I knew would be the right kind of words to choose, but they wouldn’t have been authentic. I’ve just been living in distress for too long.

    • Nicole, thank you for your honesty. We are all evolving, changing and growing, even if words come to mind today, they may be different in the future. You are a unique and special individual who is aware of herself and honest enough to comment with your current truth, I admire you for that. I began this reflective journey in January-six months ago, so this was not something I took lightly. If this post motivates even one person to stop, and truly think about their life, I can not ask for more than that. If I can be of support for you in any way, please do email me anytime [email protected].

  16. My three words are integrity, equity, and understanding. I really didn’t figure this out until I turned 40 two years ago. For too long, I lived by other people’s expectations and experiences, certainly not following my heart. Each day I practice being intentional about what I’m doing with a dose of positivity. Also, our family instills values in us that may not align with our goals when we figure out who we are!

    • Beautiful Anissa! Love your words to live by and I agree that we may at first live by the values instilled in us growing up but as we mature, we find our own way and values. I would add that the three words we live by today may change in the future as well, we are always growing and different life circumstances can change our perspective and values as well. The main thing is to be intentional and live out what we truly believe in, an added dose of positivity never hurts either!

  17. Bailey

    This was really insightful. I think as Christians, it’s important to also live checking out hearts to make sure they’re not led astray. Such an uplifting article!

    • Hi Bailey, I agree with you that a daily check in with our hearts is important. A morning devotional time, spent in the Word of God and prayer keeps me focussed on what it truly important. Thank you for stopping by today!

  18. I think in some ways, I follow my heart. In the case of my husband. My career.

    But, I could always improve in other ways. Like learning how to say no to things that don’t bring me the most joy.

  19. With my hectic everyday life, I often rarely find time for stillness. Although it is something I feel that’s important, I know I need to do better at it. I will look into the Breethe app you mentioned.

    • I would love to hear what you think of the app, and if you find it helps you incorporate a quiet time of stillness into your daily routine.

  20. Jubilee D Meyer

    Love this Lisa! I love Mantras and I am definitely going to add “I trust that my inner self, and my God want the highest good” to my daily list.

  21. ola

    I enjoy living a life based on principle. I also love meditating on upbuilding, encouraging things. Honesty, love and happiness are definitely important matters

  22. Nailil

    In reading your post I realized that I don’t stop to just be still too often. I have let the business of life take over, even when I’m supposed to be resting. I need to take a better handle on this…

    Nailil

  23. This is beautifully written and such a wonderful reflection of your soul. Choosing to live heart-centered is a lifelong practice that can transform our way of being form the inside out. I always appreciate you and the tips, tools and resources you generously share. Celebrating you today. ❤️

  24. Karla

    This is really beautiful! It makes me think through my life. When I was younger I always follow what’s in my heart and what I think is right. When I got older things changed, there’s the thing called limitations. Sometimes It makes me feel sad that I can’t do what is in my heart. Definitely gonna check out the breethe app, I think I need to medidate. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post!

  25. Tif

    My three words: moment, adventure, Love. Live in the moment, take that adventure, and love with all your heart! Beautiful post!

    • Love this Tif! Thank you for your encouragement and for sharing your three life words. I am off on an adventure this weekend, so excited! Enjoy whatever adventure comes along next for you, stay present and live life to the full.

  26. Sarah

    This was such a great post! It really made me think. My three words would be kindness, love and patience right now.

  27. Angela Hoyos

    Living heart-centred is something I struggle with. Its difficult for me to show compassion to those who have never shown compassion to me, or love someone who brings out the worst in me – I guess I haven’t reached that level of enlightenment. I know in my heart that If I forgive and relieve the burden of anger, pain and resentment I will be happier and feel more at peace. This article really made me think. Thank you Lisa