Thursday, November 24, 2011

Philosophy by Seth Henderson

"The fact of the matter is that life is really very short and death is absolutely certain for all of us. It really is true that none of us are getting out of here alive and we should never forget this fundamental existential truth. Since death is real and inevitable for all of us, how then should we live our lives? We should commit ourselves to following our hearts and doing what we most love and what we most want to do in life.

It is absolutely essential that you ask yourself what it is that you really care the most about.

What are your passions?

What are your deepest yearnings?

If you could do absolutely anything in the world, what is it that you would do?

Your heart knows the answers to these questions. It is whispering to you right now this very moment so listen to it and follow it. It will always be your best guide in life.

There are two important aspects to following your heart.

First, we need to develop our self-awareness skills so that we can know when we are truly following our hearts and when we’ve lost our way. It is actually easier than it sounds because when we are truly following our hearts we are tapped into our deepest passions in life. We are doing what we most love and we find our lives full of increased energy, greater creativity, purpose, joy, and happiness. We simply feel more alive and we are moving within the flow of life.

How do you know when you’ve stopped following your heart? When the opposite occurs—decreased energy, lack of creativity, no real sense of purpose and you aren’t particularly happy. You have stepped out of the flow of life and are just drifting along. When this happens the solution is simple: Choose again. Reconnect again with your heart. As long as you are alive, it is never too late.

You are free in each moment to choose the path of your heart and it never stops whispering to you, urging you to follow it.

The second key to successfully following your heart is that you will need to learn how to deal with fear. It is fear which prevents most people from reaching their fullest potential in life—fear of failure, fear of rejection from people we care about, fear that we simply aren’t good enough, and sometimes even fear of our own potential greatness.

Unfortunately no one else can overcome fear for us. Fear is something that you must learn to master on your own. Of course courage is the major strategy for learning to master fear for most people and we should certainly develop courage to the greatest extent we are able to. However, for me the insight that has personally helped me the most when dealing with fear has been to understand that fear is primarily a creation of the mind. I create it in my mind—it doesn’t really exist outside the mind. I can dissolve it there as well.

So can you and you will need to learn how to do this if you really want to be free in life and stay connected to your heart."

Sharing light with Seth.

This post is striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

1 comment:

  1. We really should follow our passion because life is really too short and we cannot know when will it happen, so live life to the maximum!

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