Welcome my friend! I recently made a comment to a fellow blogger, about being heart broken in a particular situation..my words were “it absolutely broke my heart“.
We often hear the following statements about the heart; heart attitude, heart ache, heart glad, desires of the heart, wears their heart on their sleeve, they put their heart into it, makes my heart sing…& the list could go on…
What are all these statements actually trying to say?
It’s a way to convey the seriousness & depth of the emotion we are feeling behind the words. If it involves the heart, the very core of life itself, than its of the utmost importance!
The Heart is what keeps everything alive!
It keeps the flow of oxygen & nutrients to nurture all within as without it, there is no life for it is crucial to life itself!
Recently, one particular statement has stuck with me, as I seem to be hearing it at every turn…
‘Being true to one’s own heart’…
What does this actually mean?
It means to follow the core values, convictions, beliefs & choices of one’s life. Being true in how we live our lives within the choices we have chosen.
I wholeheartedly agree with this statement, I need to live my life to the values & beliefs I have chosen! Conversely I need to also respect the right for others to do the same & they too, need to demonstrate that mutual respect in return!
I totally understand & respect that God has given every person the freedom to choose how they will live their life.
It doesn’t mean they have to come & join me in my choices nor me in theirs. This is what it means to have mutual love & respect for each other…
Of course I am not talking about any type of criminal behavior here, no one has the right or freedom to bring any type of harm to another whether that be physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually! Ever!
What we need to remember though…
Is that each of us, will face the consequences of our own heart choices. Whether these will bring eternal blessings or not…will be seen…
Because each of us will have to give an account for the chosen values, beliefs & convictions of our individual lives before our Creator.
The most important heart choice we can ever choose is shared Here…
Joy of the heart
We are having our tea time with a difference today, so join me on a little outing as there’s someone I’d like you to meet.
We have been able to travel to the ferry terminal, not far from my little village, to cross the Harbour to a quaint Italian Cafè to meet with an old friend of mine.
She is waiting out front as we arrive…we order, mine is a Chai tea Latte made on almond milk & her’s a cappuccino. What’s yours my friend?
We decide to have the Vanilla Bean Panna cotta with Berry sauce & fresh strawberries.
This friend & I have known each other over three decades & have been through the changing seasons of our lives together, giving & receiving much needed heartfelt support along the way.
We have mutual respect for each other & can laugh at the silly things in life. We happily chat, drink & eat the delightful Panna cotta which is creamy smooth with the contrasting tartness of the strawberries & the sweetness of the berry sauce making a delectable combination.
My Chai latte is particularly good. How’s yours my friend?
We share the above musings with her…And we discuss that we actually need to ask ourselves…if our own heart choices are nurturing our spirit’s or damaging them? A question on which to ponder…don’t you think?
We are now traveling back across the Harbor, having said farewell to my dear friend. I am enjoying this ride on the ferry with its rhythmic rocking across the waves, people quietly chatting around me & the sight of brightly colored sail boats on the harbor. I hope you have too!
Until next time…
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