“Be careful not to let the noise in your mind overpower the whispers of your heart.”
—Cory Muscara, international speaker and teacher on mindfulness and positive psychology
As a child I was fearful of going to the doctor. The unfamiliar surroundings, the strange smells, and the anticipation of getting a shot from the scary nurse was something to dread.
Doctor Wiederman was always kind and gentle, with a reassuring voice. On one visit, he let me use his stethoscope to listen to my heartbeat. This pulsing sound seemed to let me know that everything was OK and that he and his staff were only there to keep me healthy.
As I’ve gotten older, my perspective on my heart has expanded from a blood pumping organ to the source of my soul. Taking the time to be quiet and listening to its messages is something we can all practice daily.
Where and when do you take the time to listen to the whispers of your heart?
How can you quiet the noisy voices of your mind to embrace this inner wisdom?
I like to rise early in the morning while everyone else is sleeping. This quiet time allows me the opportunity to sit with my thoughts, read a devotional, pray, or sit and listen to nature.