The other night I listened in to a tele-class given by Jennifer Louden, on Life Organizing in the Moment. Jennifer has a wonderful new creation out, The Life Organizer - A Woman's Guide to a Mindful Year that is a combination of journal, life coaching, organizer and awesome wisdom on connecting to your heart.
In the call the other evening, I jotted this sage advice down: "Get out of our bodies, and into our hearts." Substitute head for bodies, and thoughts for head and you get the idea of how our thoughts and stories keep us from connecting to what our heart wants.
There's a wonderful quote from Emmerson that says "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine." I believe that a good deal of the stress in our lives is caused by standing in the shadows of our hearts.
When we slow down, listen and acknowledge our hearts we get out of our own way and a little bit of the light starts to shine through.
Try this next time you are spinning your wheels. Stop, take a deep breath, put your hand on your heart and ask it what it needs in this moment. This moment - not the next hour, the next day, but this moment - what do you need?
At the very least, the slowing down and breathing will calm you down and even if you don't "hear" your heart, you'll feel better.