I´ve worked with personal development most of my life, not only as a coach and therapist but I´ve done the hard work myself. I´ve been searching for my happiness, my peace of mind, my confidence, my purpose. I´ve tried every mind exercise, testet every coaching tool and gone through many, many psychological training programs.
There are so many tips available on how you can improve your life, that it can become a little bit confusing to know which is the right one for you. So today I want to share with you, what I personally think is the most important key to create a better life for yourself:
Listen to your heart!
Listen to your heart, and only your heart. Not the voices of friends, family, strangers, magazines, tv….not the critical voice inside your own head. Listen to your heart!
Your heart is the foundation of your wisdom; love is intelligent; and knows the truth of things.
The Heart can see further than the eyes. It can see the truth behind appearances. It knows what you should do in each and every situation you find yourself in.
When you trust your heart, you find your true power!
I know this advice is very abstract, and it will be so for a while when you start to train this – and it´s okay. You can´t do anything wrong, you just need to give yourself time to listen. If you take this seriously and make an effort to really listen and then act accordingly, then it will quickly become much easier and your confidence will grow.
The first step is to accept and respect, that your heart always tell the truth. Trust it. Your heart is your best friend.
Secondly, you need to act on what your heart tells you – even if it´s a small whisper.
In the beginning it might be scary, you might have to do things you would like to avoid, you might have to change some things in your life.
I remember how I used to doubt the voice of my heart…and I often ended up unhappy and in frustrating situations. The day I started trusting my heart, my life changed completely. Needless to say, I was often scared when I acted on my hearts sayings, and I often had to deal with negative reactions from people around me. But I keept trusting my heart, I took chances based on my feelings, not my intellectual. I took love as my guide.
I´ve never ever made a wrong decision based on the truth of my heart – feelings don´t lie.
I wan´t you to consider, to take on your own heart as your personal guide/mentor. Which basically means to feel your decisions, in stead of over-thinking them. Of course you may consult your intellect, your clever mind – consider pro and cons of your choices – but make the final decision with your heart.
- Now write down 5-10 specific situations in which it would benefit you to do so.
- How would you live your life is you weren’t afraid to fail, if you weren’t afraid of other people judging you, if you simply trusted yourself completely?
- How would you be able to live your life, if you trusted your heart as your only guide?
I hope you will enjoy this exercise. Let me know how it goes – I would love to hear it!
And remember your heart is always open to you!