Today’s blog is on your heart. No not the physical one. The one that drives you forward. You see, the body will only do what the mind tells it. The mind will only follow through if your heart wants it to. Too many times people merely do things just because. They are not really all that good at what they are doing. They see no results in what they do. They get no pleasure from it. This is all because their heart is not really into it.
There is so many examples of this. One example is someone training for fitness. They know they should be working hard, training hard, eating right, and all that other stuff. But they just seem to be going through the motions. They don’t see any results and no real motivation develops. On the other hand you have someone who trains really hard, mixes things up, eats right, and is really into what they are doing. That person will see results. Their heart is into it.
Another example is someone who is extremely good at something despite the fact that their heart is not into it. They can do amazing things that others can only dream of and they get no enjoyment out of it. Their heart is just not into it. On the flip side you may have someone who knows they suck at something but they try their best anyway to make improvements. They enjoy what they are doing. Their heart is in the right place.
Whatever it is that you are doing, put your heart into it. It makes things a lot more enjoyable. Remember that you need your body to respond to your mind that tells it what to do. Your heart has to want to do something bad enough to achieve your desired outcome. Just think of the physical heart for a moment. If that heart stops, you die. So the spiritual heart that drives you forward must not stop or your dreams, desires, and goals will stop.
Your body and mind might be screaming for you to stop but if that heart is still going strong, you can achieve and accomplish more and more all the time.
Master Jonathan Field
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