You Can Follow Your Heart or Follow the Herd
I woke up one morning and realized I was following the safe path. I was following the course society set for me in my career and in my life. I wasn’t following my heart. I was living as the victim of my history, shackling myself with beliefs and actions other’s dictated, afraid to forge through the pain of change because the pain of existing in numbness and despair was what I knew. I was following the herd.
After all, aren’t we taught to be consistent? Aren’t we taught to play it safe?
But ironically the safe path I followed was only safe because it was what I knew. The path I was on was fraught with anguish, anger, despair, self-loathing, and narcissism. I was so busy trying to protect myself from anything that could possibly harm me, that I’d become a loathsome creature indeed.
Then I woke up. I decided there must be a better way and that even if it killed me, I was going to find it because my family deserved better from me. Life and God deserved better from me. I made the decision that no matter what, I’d succeed. I started following my heart. And I forged ahead, and forged ahead, and forged ahead…
Waking up was a painful process. It took courage and perseverance. It taught me that I was stronger than I’d ever imagined, that I was softer than I knew, and that I could truly care for others. Waking up taught me that I could change, overcome old programming, choose who I was (or perhaps awaken to who I’d always been under all the pain and madness), and become that person. Waking up was the best thing I ever did. It’s the reason I’m still here. It’s the reason I write this blog and write books to help others.
I started waking up almost six years. Since then I’ve committed myself to living every day to the best of my abilities, to learning and growing continually, and to helping others.
Are you ready to wake up?
If you said, “Yes”. Then you’ll love my new book that’s coming soon. It helps those who know they must change, but don’t know where, or how to start, find their way through the confusion and pain of change. I am still finding the title. Check back often for updates.
For now please enjoy this visual poem Revelation, by Charolette Davies.
And always remember,
You Are the Master of Your Destiny!
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