Listen To Your Mind – Follow Your Heart

25 Jul

Growing up with Grandfather as my mentor proved that my ability to pick up and learn something became easier and easier. It was then we discovered I had pretty much a photographic memory, which pretty much meant if I saw it I remembered it. All this was very exciting to learn, but it did have tendency to mark me as a nerd. Can you imagine being a nerd at the age of 8?

Mom enrolled me in a Mensa group to keep me occupied, but after a while that became boring because all we did was read. Don’t get me wrong, I love to read, but there is more to life than reading a book. Grandfather seeing this happening, sat me down and said – You need to listen to your mind and follow your heart!

What does that mean? Listen to your mind, well everything we do involves the mind – the intellectual center, the reasoning part of the human brain. Follow your heart, well we learn to how love in life, share our experiences and be happy in life.

Sometimes we, as humans, tend to over intellectualize things to the point that we take all the enjoyment out it. Life is meant to be an enjoyable learning experience, not something we do just to show accomplishment. We need, well I did, to take a step back and look at finding joy in our daily activities at the same time learning something new from the experience.

It is the joy in life that makes it worth living for joy is the source of love, kindness and gratitude – the very foundation of life. Faith that it’s not always in your hands or when things don’t always go the way you planned, but you have to have faith that there is a plan for you, and you must follow your heart and believe in yourself no matter what.

Trust your own instincts, go inside, follow your heart. Right from the start. go ahead and stand up for what you believe in. As I’ve learned, that’s the path to happiness. As Grandfather always said – Listen to your mind and follow your heart.

How about you, have you made room for happiness in life?

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love,

Ed

PS: If you have a topic you would like me to write about, let me know, I am always looking for topics. Thanks

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