There is so much of my daily life and work that I start by trying to figure things out in my mind – and I am getting quite good at it. Maybe your life is like that too?
I have known for a long time that I need to include my heart more in this process and I believe I am getting better day by day. But it is one thing to know, and another thing to practice this.
Recently I have grown fond of making videos and one of the things this is unfolding is the practice of coming from the heart. In the videos there is no other way.
Thus, I have debated intensely with myself whether I should continue writing these blogs because I seem to come more from my head when I write… and the energy has been fading.
And then it dawned on me… What if I use the same heartfelt energy in my written blogs? When you read this you probably think, “Well, of course.”
But what I also found is that the way from head-only approach to the inclusion of the heart is not something I can think my way through. It is a journey that has to be lived and experienced, and here there are no guarantees or control.
It is a journey full of unforeseen steps, mistakes and experiments spiced up with a sometimes nauseating vulnerability.
No control and no knowing. But still it is the only way to live and work from a place where I do me and that is what I want the most.
I will continue sharing my thoughts and practices in this blog and I can assure you that I will stumble and sometimes fall. My hope is that you can still learn from my sharing.
How to come closer to your heart and just doing you:
- Identify the areas in your life where you are closest to feeling your heart and experiment with entering that feeling in you in other areas of your life. For example could you apply the loving feeling you have for your children into a challenge or relationship elsewhere in your life?
- Are there things that really make you feel like you are your true self? Take time out to do them. For example, certain relationships or activities leave more room for authenticity and vulnerability than others.
All the best wishes for a new and exciting year where you will experiment with including your heart – even more.