Live through the heart

d9837f61cae35acd4c872b67cdb3cfe4Ok, so after a couple of heavy going posts I am going to aim for the lighter, happier approach today.  Previously I wrote about how restless I was prior to deciding I was going to travel, not really knowing what to do or where to go, how to dissolve the incurable restlessness.  In truth the answer was a simple one although not an easy one to follow…all I had to do was listen to my heart.  Listening to your heart can be quite difficult as sometime it does not fit into the way that we are programmed.  The heart may go against the grain, seem illogical and attract criticism from others but it will always tell the truth as the “heart seems to know things that the head cannot explain.”

As a home bird in 2006 to give up the stability of a home and a job just seemed so ludicrous and I had a bot of a battle with myself as I really did not want to leave those I loved behind, but in truth in my heart I knew I not only wanted but needed to go off and do something new, have some new life experiences, broaden my heart and soul. It was important for my happiness.  Listening to the heart is not easy and I have found that it takes practice to tune in and to really listen what is going on inside.  Obviously it doesn’t have to be all about the big decisions it could be just as simple as choosing something unhealthy over a piece of fruit, just because at that particular moment your heart really wants it.  Choosing to do something you really want in your heart makes you feel happier and a little healthier.  It is all about embracing the life we have been given and doing the things we really want to do.  It does not have to be all about the big achievements but all the little steps we take every day or every week to achieve all the things that we would really like to do.

A while ago I said that I was going to do a list of 40 things to do before I was 40, I think I managed to put about 3 things on the list and in honesty I gave up because my heart was not really in it, but over the past few weeks I had another idea.  I did not want to do a bucket list because I don’t particularly want to think about the inevitable but really to do something more positive to embrace life, so I have been working on my “live your life list”. A list of all the things that I know in my heart that I really want to do, there are no deadlines, just a list to work through at my own pace…here 5 things on my list that I do not mind sharing

1) Buy a DSLR camera

2) Go to St Ives

3) Be a tourist in Manchester

4) Have a greenhouse

5) Tour the HIghlands

Have you got a list?


Lost of love

Andrea  xx



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