Archive for August, 2010

Just Do It!

August 8, 2010

Having enjoyed reading someone else’s blog today I decided to click onto and read MY last blog;  and I realized that it had already been almost two months since I myself had even blogged.  My goodness! Where does the time go???

I think of all the days/times in the past couple of months I’ve had some “note-worthy” experiences and told myself “now this is something to blog about”, but then told myself  “it ‘s too complicated to put into words” (really meaning it would take too long) then went on to something else.

We’ve all heard the motivational “how to”  messages about overcoming procrastination, etc.; we’ve also heard messages about controlling “impulsive” behaviors; and then there’s the good ol’ “time management” message.  Most times when we’re struggling with these issues the key factors are:

1. Does the “proposed activity” bring me satisfaction/enjoyment?

2. How much personal benefit is there in the outcome?

3a. What’s most important right now?

  b.  What’s most important in MY LIFE right now?

If you’re like me , even when the answers to #1 and #2 are “Yes” unfortunately, the answer to #3a overrides the former, and is usually based upon someone else’s expectations, needs or wants  – -to do or not to do”. 

Because our lives are so filled with the demands of society few of us are willing to venture outside of societal norms- -even for a few minutes– to ask and respond to #3b.

I believe that it’s crucial to take good care of our hearts, not only physically, but emotionally as well.  One of my favorite scriptures says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” [Proverbs 13:12-NIV]  Which brings me to my core message “follow your heart”.

As the “Heart Lady”, one of my greatest joys and desires is to bring warmth into the hearts of others, to consciously stir it up, and keep it afire within on a daily basis.  I believe that if  we were all in tune to and in alignment with our hearts, society/the world would be so much better for it. 

So in my taking these few minutes to, as the Nike slogan says “just do it”, I’ve followed my heart.  I wasn’t even quite sure what I was going to write when I began, however, if I had waited and thought about it (allowed the mind/head to make the decision for me) you wouldn’t be reading this right now. 

Are you glad I followed my heart and not my head? Has my doing so made a difference for you today? 

What is it in your heart that you need to stop and “just do it”? 

Hearts & Blessings!

Ms. E

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