Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A question {for my heart}


With Grace & Eve was born out of one question: What makes your heart sing? 

A question I asked myself. And then waited for my heart to answer.

Writing was my profession, and my passion too. But even so it was a long while before I grew the courage to write the way I love to, sharing words and inspiration from my heart.

It's been quiet here lately. Because I've been asking myself this question again. And again.

And I'm noticing that my heart is singing with life as it is right now, with the moments that present, with the blessings that life brings each day. But I also know that question asks more than that. That question is about surrendering and allowing all that my heart believes I can have now and in the future to unfold. It's about letting my heart tell me the truth.

And for the past few weeks I've asked that question, then turned away before the answer is revealed. I see glimpses of the answer, and steer my focus elsewhere. I make excuses for not listening for the answer. Excuses that are so very valid to my mind. Excuses that are nothing but fear.

Oh fear. Again. The same little emotion that stood in the way of me hitting publish on With Grace & Eve for so long. Of course, fear served its purpose. And everything evolved in perfect timing... but here fear is again. It's similar but different.

And I know it's time to look fear in the eyes, to push past that sickly feeling it brings. To promise to really listen to my heart the next time I have the courage to ask my one question.

xx

Do you face your fears? And do you stop to ask yourself: What makes my heart sing?

10 comments:

  1. Sometimes I can face them head on, other times not so much. I find sometimes I have to sit with the fear for a bit, really understand what it is I am fearing, then I can face it.

    I have been asking myself that a lot lately, not in those exact words, but the same idea. I feel some changes are coming and I am slowly trying to figure out how everything fits in to the life that does in fact make my heart sing.

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    1. Great advice Kim, thank you. Sitting with fear is what I will do xx

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  2. Fear can be so big in our minds, but I think acknowledging it has to be a good thing. x

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    1. Oh me too. Acknowledging as the first step x

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  3. I have faced my fears for the first time in my life these past months, and it has absolutely made my heart sing!! As you know I highly recommend reading May Cause Miracles. I'm so empowered by the words I'm finally hearing inside my head. xx

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    1. Just got May Cause Miracles! Loving hearing about the amazing shifts it is creating x

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  4. Life lately has pushed me to face my fears, be with them, feel them and know I can move on whatever the outcome may be...but wow it's the hardest thing I've ever had to do. If I could I would just ignore them and hope for the best, but this time that's not going to cut it. It's been so long since I listened to my heart, really listened, that I have no idea what makes it sing, or if it even can sing anymore. Thanks for this post, it has helped me on my journey I hope that it helps you too.

    cheers Kate

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  5. Fear can be so encompassing. It has a funny way of revealing the truth and moving us on.

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  6. I've been making peace with my fears and myself lately. It is a continual journey. I know writing makes me heart sing, but I am more than just one thing. I am a big mixing pot of many things that make me, me and that make me smile. Lovely post x

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  7. And you've just bought May Cause Miracles. Synchronicity........it amazes me every time. Happy reading Elisa. You are about to embark on a beautiful journey. The book has helped me so much with fear. Lots of love, Julie xxoo

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