Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Jun 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!!


Hebrews 5:14 "Solid food belongs to those who, by reason of use, have their senses exercised to discern both good and bad."

Using conscious faculty to discover the difference between being in or out of the heart

Following our heart increases the quality of our life and health. What is the Heart like? Think of the heart as our spiritual immune system. A healthy heart will protect our spiritual and physical body against the emotions of the pressures, stresses, and pain that come from outside events.

What is Being Said About the Heart

When you discover your heart, you will discover your world.

We don't know what we've been missing until we find our heart. We don't know what we've got until we lose touch with it.

Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: "Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow."

The spiritual heart is like a ghost. Everybody talks about it but no one has seen it.

The Heart is like a four-leaf clover - Hard to find, but wonderful when you do.

The Heart knows you as you are, understands where you've been, accepts what you've become, and still gently invites you to grow.

The Heart stays with you when the rest of the world has left you.

The heart knows you better the second you feel it than all the acquaintances you will ever have.

The heart can atrophy from lack of use.

When you lose money you may lose much. If you lose a friend you lose more; when you lose your heart you lose all.

Hearts are like parachutes - they only function when open.

Many times we need to be cracked before we can get in the light of the heart.

Sometimes getting into the heart is done by doing that which we don't want to do, when we don't want to do it.

We shall never cease to be amused when we are in the heart because we can laugh at ourselves.

In the Peace and Love of the heart, we are too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

What They Are Not Saying is

How to Open the Heart to Follow it

Step Two

No matter how hard you try or how hard you want to follow your heart, if you do not know how to find it, you cannot follow it. You heart will be conditional. A conditional heart is one that depends on being in a certain place, or doing a certain thing or saying a precise wording to find the heart. You may very well find it, but the condition does not determine if you find it. The only way you can find your heart is by consciously feeling its Presence.

Exercise Two: Strengthening Your Conscious Right Brain to Open the Heart.

Our thoughts create our conscious feelings. We can choose to have a rational thought without using the conscious feeling of our thought.

Learn how to overcome temptations and control emotions. To know how to follow your heart and not to do it is of little help. Until you do it, you cannot know how to do it.

Think of something that causes stress for you.

Feel the stress. Let your thought say, "Here you are."

Move the source of your stress away from you by closing off your conscious feeling about it.

Make it a "There you are."

Use your imagination to practice using this exercise under various situations to help in dealing with emotional issues from relationships, addictions, food abuse, to personal problems that include anger, guilt, and pain.

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