It Begins and Ends with Your Heart.

February 27, 2014 by  
Filed under Heart Centered Living, New Posts

The Practicalities of Making Changes

Sakhara and Starlight.

Sakhara and Starlight.

 

When I get up in the morning, I have 3 hungry felines demanding breakfast.  The first thing I do is feed them.  Then I can have my cup of tea, or so I imagine.

But when I sit down with my tea, Sakhara insists on being in my lap, getting brushed, and being cuddled.  Starlight wants to play.  Fortunately, Violet likes to meditate, and only sometimes insists on doing that in my lap.

That cup of tea is what gets me going so I can do the 1,001 things that demand my attention in the morning.  I get up at 4 or 4:30 or 5 a.m.  If I’m lucky, I eat breakfast before 8 a.m.  Where does the time go?

It’s not important for you to know the detailed list of activities that go on here every morning.  What’s important for me, and for you, too, is to recognize when our lives are being taken over by the daily necessities that distract us from what’s important.

Until I have all those things finished, I don’t find time for me.  I work at home.  I don’t have to commute anywhere.  Still, the mornings are full and I often am challenged to find the time to take care of me.

Is that heart-centered living?

Is that loving myself?

Yet, somehow, we’re supposed to be  learning how to live from our hearts.

How do we manage that in a practical way?

When we first begin something new, it can be challenging to make adjustments.  Old habits push new activities aside.  Family members insist that we don’t change, even animal family members.  They challenge us to mean what we say and to say what we mean, and then to follow through with some consistency.

This morning, I got up at 4 a.m. just to drink some water, and before I knew it the day took off, not without me, but it certainly felt that way.

Find the Love Inside You.

Find the Love Inside You.

So as I begin teaching Heart Centered Living this Saturday morning, I’m wondering how my life will change – at the detail level – when I’m living totally from my heart.

Maybe the routines won’t change, but how I feel about them will change?

Maybe clarity and focus will become easier?

Maybe the sun will rise in the west and set in the east?

I’m about to find out.

I’m opening my heart to discover where to begin.  I know my heart will guide me.

Perhaps the first step is to begin the day in my heart and to end the day there as well.  Then being heart centered may just expand outward to fill the rest of my life.

Namaste,
Nedda