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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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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,