There’s a lot of noise these days.
That’s for sure.
The news, the latest trivia, Google searches, endless emails, text messages, voicemails, gossip from a relative we haven’t seen in five years… not to mention all the information we consume through mindless scrolling.
With all that information, it’s no surprise that we can become overloaded and distracted. Or, that we will feel pulled in a hundred directions– scattered and unsettled.
Uncensored, our mind operates from a place of intellect. We puzzle over all this information to make sense of it– to try to understand how the pieces fit together. Our intellect likes to process information– as a computer without feeling. Without awareness, we engage and absorb too much stimuli and information.
As we try to make sense of the competing messages, we could feel like we’ve lost parts of ourselves with the chaos. Many of us end our days exhausted or drained by the sheer level of noise that’s calling our attention.
It’s not surprising that we could be unhappy without knowing why. As much as we want to, we cannot think ourselves happy. Happiness is a feeling we savor from engaging with life in a positive, healthy fashion. Feelings come from your heart. If your heart isn’t a consideration in your life, your heart has no vote and won’t be happy.
When we find ourselves unhappy, we must look at what we have been ignoring within ourselves. There are many possible reasons.
Some possible reasons include:
– We’ve lived too long with frustration;
– We’ve lost our sense of meaning and purpose.
– We’ve been dealing with toxic relationships.
– We’ve allowed negative patterns to continue.
– We’re obsessive with negative thoughts.
When we abandon our heart and allow outside noise to take center stage, we can lose touch with our happiness. We have to remember to pay attention to our heart- this quiet part of us doesn’t like the noise.
Our heart is the core of our being- it represents the voice of our true Self. The heart guides us toward our true purpose in ways that are difficult to understand. The heart can guide us to take steps that seem illogical to our rational mind. Yet, it is those choices that bring us into alignment with our greater purpose.
Listening to the soft voice of our heart is not always easy. Our mind is louder- jumping in to intellectualize and solve problems. The only solution is to pay close attention and follow the quieter voice of our heart. Your heart needs you every day. With practice and as you listen to your heart, you make choices that are in alignment with your true purpose.
How do you prepare to listen to your heart?
It is a wild, noisy world out there. When we listen to the heart’s direction and trust in its wisdom, we honor the most sacred parts of ourselves. Which is what we’re here for. Right?
MICHELLE J. HOWE is a powerful channel of high vibrational, healing energies. She serves today as an Awakening Speaker, Evolutionary Guide and a Master Healer. As a perpetual student of life, Michelle holds many healing certifications, and is a graduate of the Orin & DaBen Awakening Light Body Program. Michelle awakens and guides heart-centered individuals on the Path to Joyful Expansion.