The heart used to be thought of as the center of our being by ancient Romans and early civilizations. Everything came from our hearts, our thoughts, our actions, our feelings, and our ability to function. I guess it’s still true in a sense that we don’t preserve our hearts like ancient times but rather nurture our brains instead. And maybe that is the big problem. We care for our brains and bodies over our hearts which suffers.
It’s almost like when you are asked what you want to do when you enter college or are about to pick a major, you may pick something because it’s logically the better choice financially and socially but what about morally and your own happiness factor? Are you picking what you’re going to do for the rest of your life based on mind or on your heart? Even in relationships, sometimes we stay to long or leave things left unsaid because we aren’t listening to our heart. But if we had in retrospect we probably would have saved our selves a world of pain.
Sometimes we are wasting our hearts by not listening to it. It may not be asking us to do something hugely illogical but something it knows we need to do deep down to save ourselves from pain. It’s voice is usually quiet and sometimes comes as the nagging intuition feeling that ‘I would be better off doing..’ or ‘This relationship isn’t right…’ or ‘ My heart isn’t in this day to day but…’ and that’s when you normally push it to the side and keep going. That was your moment to make a change and feed your heart the joy, it and you both need. Because not doing that can lead to more sadness, more stress and depression because you’re either not where you want to be or your clueless as to where you should be. So not feeding your heart and not listening to it, gets you in an emotional tail spin or a sense of unbalance which eventually can through off everything else. Your heart is your center. Yes smarts and physicality is valued a lot nowadays, but if your heart is off-kilter so is everything else. So if it’s taking care of your heart physically, you should do it. Emotionally you should do it. Because not nurturing your heart is denying a part of your spirit you can’t afford to deny. And a heart is a terrible thing to waste.