It’s an interesting thing, the heart. This organ in our body that beats, pumps and ever cascading flow of blood through our bodies. Without it we die.
Yet, for some reason, it is also our heart that we associate with love, fiery passion, overwhelming joy, tender compassion, and pain (ever heard of heartbreak?). I don’t really know why, maybe it has something to do with the heart being our life source, and so are things like live, joy, passion, etc. But I’m not getting into that.
I want to talk a little bit about what the heart has to do with our Life’s Journey.
What is it in your life that makes you feel alive? that makes you feel like you have a purpose in life? Do you have something like that?
If not, what would? It is our love, our passion, our join, and yeah, even our pain, that makes life worth living. Don’t believe me? Alfred Lord Tennyson said it best: “‘Tis better to have loved and lost (loved and felt pain) Than never to have loved at all.”
So what are you fearing that you’ll lose? and is that keeping you from pursuing it? Are you losing out on loving at all because you don’t want to lose? Would you rather sleep in and slumber the day away instead of getting out there and seeing what there is that God has for you? In the worlds of Needtobreathe: “Wake on up from your slumber, open up your eyes”.
Get up, get out there! There is so much out there, so much love and joy, so much to be passionate about. You can’t let the fear of pain keep you from living life!