The Way

“Don’t screw up the best thing that ever happened to you just because you’re a little unsure about who you are.”

I went to go visit a friend for a reading the other night and we had a grand old chat about life, the world around us, etc. He’s a very smart man, with a gift that could silence the biggest skeptic. However, I’m not going to get into that part of our visit. One thing we talked about was a recurring conversation between myself and Drew where I will defend people he claims do not deserve my vehement defence or protection. Drew claims that those who hurt us should be treated lower than the dirt on our shoe, while I’m always quick to forgive and find understanding for their actions, even if those actions cause me pain. I always give the same quote which is “You don’t turn your back on someone just because they’re messed up. If anything, you need to be more understanding, to help them see that it doesn’t matter that they’re messed up.” Drew disagrees.

My friend agreed.

He said that every single human being needs therapy, even psychologists. We’re all messed up in one way or another and we need to be accepting of each other’s foibles, etc. We need to embrace them, be tolerant of them and even forgive their many mistakes, because the creator doesn’t make mistakes. That’s something we all need to learn I guess, to be more understanding and patient of those we claim to love.

He also reminded us that we need to stop thinking with our minds and think with our hearts, which is something I’m working to do. I often sit and write without any idea of what I’m going to put down so I just start typing and hope what I end up with is awesome. He reminded me that the heart is what’s connected to the world around you; it’s the raw emotion that we use to make decisions. When we use our minds, they race, invent major problems, make mountains out of molehills and our insecurities take over and we end up destroying the things that are necessary for our survival. Then, during the moments of calmness, when we allow our hearts to take over, that’s when we search for the thing we truly want and need.

Perhaps we all need to look at what our heart wants, as our minds always create strife. Simply find our calm place, close our eyes & listen to what our heart is trying to tell us. Look what we’ve been doing, see what we have been seeking out, the voice we’ve been searching for to find clarity & follow it.

Your heart seeks what it truly needs to be whole, it’s up to you to go claim it. After all, as my friend said:

“Free will & the stubborn mind will always keep us from what we need to be happy.”