The Degree You Listen To Your Heart And Soul, Is The Extent You Will Leave An Impact On The World

Fleeting Impulses Of Noise

“Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the Soul of the World and it will one day return there.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

We’ve lost our connection to what is important in our lives because we have forgotten how to tune in to the voice of the heart. Connecting with our heart and soul is not only for introverts or empaths. Anyone can learn to discern this powerful connection if they develop the faculty. But why? What are the benefits of communicating with our heart and soul? What does a person experience if they become attuned to the wisdom within, instead of paying attention to their thoughts?

It’s no secret that many people are dictated by the incessant thoughts in their mind. By incessant, I mean the endless chatter that occupies their mental landscape. At every turn, the mind is preoccupied with something. It could be before falling asleep, our mind recaps the day’s events or worries about an important meeting tomorrow. These thoughts are meaningless because they are fleeting impulses of noise that keep us awake. Can you relate to this? Similarly, many people believe the narrative their thoughts evoke, and why wouldn’t they? If thoughts are streaming through our mind, many of which are repeated, it makes sense we take notice. Right? We are human and because we experience thoughts; it means they must be true?

Let’s take a step back to investigate this statement further. It was the French philosopher René Descartes who once said: “I think, therefore I am.” He was referring to thoughts as the recognition we exist. In other words, if we experience thoughts, there must be a thinker behind them and hence this is proof we exist. I would argue even though we experience thoughts, it doesn’t mean they are true or we must act upon them. For example, those who suffer from a mental illness such as schizophrenia experience destructive thoughts which they act on sometimes. Whilst it is difficult to discern whether the thoughts are true, the disorder influences a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave objectively. The point I wish to emphasise is that not all thoughts are worth contemplating. What is true and constant is the powerful and expansive energy of our soul, because the heart is the gateway to the soul.

Recognise The Greater Aspect Of Your Life

“The Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” — Rumi

If we were to get a glimpse of the connection of our soul, we would discover the infinite wisdom that guides our life. To take another view, we may have discovered our purpose, or perhaps the notion of it intrigues us. Not everyone’s purpose is grand and mighty. Ours might be more subtle, such as extending love, joy and happiness to those around us. For instance, a Buddhist monk’s purpose will be different to that of a mother of young children or an executive working in a Fortune 500 company. It doesn’t mean one’s purpose is more meaningful than the other, only that it has an intentional role within the framework of the universe. Therefore, if we wish to live a more purposeful existence, it pays to merge with our soul’s purpose and bring it to life. When we do, the significance of our life will change to the degree we experience lasting happiness. Are you content with this understanding so far? Can you see how your soul’s connection is a powerful barometer on how you are living?

For instance, I believe in reincarnation and contend we are spiritual beings having a human experience, as the French idealist philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin once declared. I have no physical evidence of the existence of a prelife or afterlife. However, I believe we undergo death and rebirth throughout eternity to experience particular lessons and to resolve past life karma. I don’t intend to convince you of my beliefs, but use it to emphasise that when we recognise the greater aspect of our lives, we merge with a larger plan.

I’m not sure what your life plan is and perhaps you don’t know either and that’s fine. You might be still searching and trying to find your way. Many people go to their deathbed without having realised the greater plan for their life. The opinions of others drag them along and they put their purpose on hold for fear of upsetting those close to them. I hope your life doesn’t unfold this way because there is little joy in being dictated to by the opinions of others.

Tune In To The Wisdom Of Your Heart

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” — Steve Jobs

Therefore, if we wish to affect the world, in whatever degree is comfortable for us, it commands us to discover the wisdom within our heart and soul. There is an implicate order within the framework of the universe, even if it doesn’t look like it. A vast and intricate organising system is at work beyond our senses. When we harness this energy, we align our lives with a greater intention. It doesn’t matter our purpose or how insignificant others might tell us it is. The only person who will know the importance of our purpose is ourselves. It will only be discovered by making mistakes and trialling many things.

The greatest breakthrough we will make is not to marry our childhood sweetheart or graduate with an MBA or raise capital for our start-up. Whilst these are commendable achievements, the greatest impact we will make is the legacy we leave behind. In order for our legacy to be known, it must emanate from a deep desire beyond the faculty of the mind. Those we consider successful have learned to listen to a greater voice within and are guided by this energy, even amidst their struggles and challenges. As the French mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal once declared: “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of…We know the truth not only by the reason, but by the heart.”

The heart is the leading edge to the life we will live. If you get nothing out of this article other than to tune in to the wisdom of your heart, you will discover the core of your life’s narrative and the unfolding story that awaits you. In other words, your heart and soul are the centrifuges for the expansive energy of the universe to cultivate its way through you. Considering this, I invite you to make time to connect with your heart regularly. How? Through meditation and journaling, which are good starting points to observe what is taking place within you at the soul level. Make time to write in your journal by observing your emotions. Then use meditation to observe these emotions and simply sit with them. Don’t try to change the emotions, but create a ritual of sitting and observing yourself in silence. After all, when you align with your heart and soul, your life’s journey will unfold in miraculous ways because of your commitment to be what the universe intended you to become.

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