How many of us REALLY DO 'Follow Your Heart'..?

It never stops speaking to you - A picture of a boy in orange t-shirt and hat pointing up to the beautiful deep blue sky with a cloud in the shape of a heart
United States
August 15, 2008 10:51pm CST
We are surrounded by all the mottos, like "Whatever you put your mind to you can achieve" and "Follow your dreams" and so on and so on, but why do we have so many of us still dissatisfied with our lives or feeling like theirs something missing. A) Why do you think we don't follow our hearts? For me, its the tiny tape recording in my head telling me to play it safe, and I think thats just it for most of us, we play it safe even though our hearts long for contentment and doing something that nurtures our spirit, for me its ART and being our in nature. B) If you did follow your heart, where do you see yourself going, dont think too much about it because your rational mind will blow it. Me, I see myself making beautiful paintings and architectural drawings and making a beautiful English Garden of my own to relax in. I see myself involved in local politics pushing to empower women and open opportunities and passing laws to up recycling in businesses.
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• Malaysia
16 Aug 08
There is a saying that whatever the mind can conceived it can be achieved. I am following my heart and my dreams by taking up freelance journalism and writing courses. To follow your dreams you need to have strong desire, discipline and commintment. I love to write and share my thoughts with others.
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• United States
16 Aug 08
Im so happy for you because I know writing makes me happy but a lot of the times I discredit my effort and now Im working on just getting it down on paper so I started carrying a notebook with me. Do you ever contribute to article paying websites online and does it work you you?
• Malaysia
17 Aug 08
I am still new to my writing course so I have not started writing for online websites. Rignt now I am writing an article for an offline local magazine. In the future I will be writing for the internet.
• United States
17 Aug 08
That sounds so exciting, I always read stories about people going into writing courses petrified because you have the constructive criticism of your peers but by the end of the course you they come out feeling so much more confident in their writing, I hope you have the same experience--Im still a private writer, not at that point where i want to share yet,
• United States
16 Aug 08
I think that sometimes we have the best intentions, but they can fall flat because your not 100% on what you are looking for. And then sometimes you may find yourself waiting for something to happen. I also have the recording of 'play it safe', which is often the most played song in my head. I would like to just live comfortably. That's like my main goal.
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• United States
16 Aug 08
I too would feel very satisfied living a comfortable life and try not to set goals like "I would be so happy with 20 million dollars from the lottery" because honestly, I think I would not know what to do with that much money and it would take away from my quality of life because I think you spend more the more money you make and its a vicious cycle, so being comfortable sounds good.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Aug 08
Our heads get in the way all the time, overanalyzing the difficulties, etc. Sometimes our heads are right though. So how do you know which one to follow unless both are in agreement?
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@leateagee (3667)
• China
18 Aug 08
I can say its a case to case basis. When I was a little younger I was on the path of following my dreams but I have to family my family. They need me to have a stable work to support other extended family members. I am happy I was able to help and now I want to follow the other dream that I want but it might take a lifetime but I believe it will happen. Take care =)
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