The Longest Journey!
Is it just ME, or do you, too, ponder over big thoughts, such as this?
Just this morning, I heard a very learned man state that the longest journey is one foot; about the distance between your brain and your heart!!
WOW, I thought, I love that! It makes sense! It’s so true!!
Sometimes, the (seemingly) simplest things in life end up being the most profound and that’s how I feel about what was preached to me to be the longest journey.
Did you ever hear someone say something that seemed to have left the brain and the mouth on a total disconnect? I guess that’s because the brain went to the mouth instead of to the heart, where it could be held, if but for a moment – before it becomes the spoken word, the words sometimes unable to be taken back – or at least forgotten.
So, let’s THINK about it…let’s use our brains. Let’s ponder the worth, the value of something…anything…everything in our lives. Let’s have a cerebral experience. Let’s weigh pros and cons, then let’s send it to our hearts where we ponder from a different tilt. Let’s access the impact of what we think and how we feel about it. Let’s consider how it might affect others. Then, let’s re-access.
There are many thoughts that are in and out of our minds regularly; almost too fast to be captured and remembered. Maybe that’s a good thing, after all. Maybe those thoughts are not meant to take up space in our hearts, not meant to be shared with others, not intended to leave indelible marks on other hearts.
Now, let’s consider the things we hold in our heart that are weighing us down, that we are carrying around for too long; thoughts yet to be shared, expressed or spoken to another. There’s a reason for that, as well.
I think these are the things we hold most dear; the things we need to express once they begin to take up more room than they deserve. Hearts must always be ready for new thing, you know.
So, what’s in and on your heart? What have you been thinking about forever and still not taken any action on? What’s holding you back? Why do you fear the first step of that ‘longest journey’?
Quite often it’s just that: fear! Fear, of course, disguises itself in many different ways, but most often, it is fear.
I’ll bet your notion of fear comes with a heaping amount of negativity. If we are fearful, it must be a bad thing.
Not so, I put out to you!
Fear can be the race of the heart when your eyes set upon a new love, a newborn child. Fear can be the overwhelming anticipation of the last step before the first next big step toward something wonderful – something you are still not able to wrap both head and heart around! It is a journey, after all!!!
Thoughts are in your mind for a reason; actually, you place them there: consciously or otherwise. They are the culmination of many other processes I am not able to adequately explain; trust me, won’t you? They are there to serve you, to grow you, to create value for you and others. Listen to them!
The thoughts you hold to be the most valuable are those that take that journey to your heart where they can take on a new life, a wonderful life! You start to feel your thoughts, they have color and movement. Feel them!
Please shed your fears and continue our journey. There may be rough roads, distractions, missed turns…but your journey will take you where you THINK you need to be and where you FEEL the best about yourself and your life.
So IS it just me, or have you, too, been trying to quiet your thoughts and your feelings? Are you ready to take the first step? Are you ready to overcome your fear – one step at a time. Go ahead! Take the longest journey between brain and heart. The endless miles that follow will seem quite easy after that!
Enjoy your journey!