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leading a heartfelt life

Updated: Dec 5, 2021

I remember for the longest time, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. It made me like I wasn’t complete. Like there was something wrong with me for not knowing or maybe I was simply not owning up to what it is I truly wanted. 

I wasn't taking responsibility for my own happiness.

I put so many limits onto myself. I can’t do this, because I don’t have a degree. I can’t do that, because I don’t have experience. I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough. These are all limitations that we oppose onto ourselves. Thoughts like these aren’t doing us any favors. Quite in the contrary. It’s damaging our self-worth and our right to dream big. I mean, dreaming is free isn’t it? Than let's use it!

We come from a system that we believe we need to do schooling in almost everything and have a piece of paper dictate whether we’re qualified or not. Since we’re little children, we are trained to believe, we have to have the grades to be considered "good" at something.

This is simply not true. When you’re good at something, it comes naturally. Almost unintentionally - it’s an innate gift that you’ve been given. It’s part of your dharma to live out that part of you. 

You feel a deep connection to the subject of interest. A pull drawing you closer to whatever makes your heart pound faster. Resources magically appear. Teachers. Like a magnetic, you are drawn together to your heart’s desire to learn, evolve, grow. Learning comes naturally, it comes unapologetically. Learning is then a joyous practice and not something you force yourself to do like often times in school.

The way we’re taught to study and learn for “good” grades for a “bright” future is in my eyes such a contradiction to our purpose on this planet. We didn’t come here to hustle in cookie cutter schools. We came here to learn from LIFE experiences, from others that are wiser, from subjects that come naturally to us and our attention is drawn to. 

Humans are natural learners. We are curious beings and want to learn more, go deeper and thrive. As soon as we add a goal to it in terms of achieving something outside of us, seems to me like beating the purpose you were brought here on earth to do. 

I would love to see how we are motivated to learn how to do things for the FEELING of it. Instead of for external validation and acceptance from society. Ask yourself this, if it weren’t for money, having to earn a living, what would you do with your life? What would you spend your time with? 

Thanks to the internet we have an enormous resource of information at the tips of our fingers. Use it wisely. Instead of scrolling around social media. Use the internet intentionally and dive deeper in whatever speaks to your heart. Learn more, deepen your knowledge and expertise and pass it on to others. People will be drawn to what you have to say, no matter what your qualifications are. Because they will feel the vibration of how aligned you are with the subject. Energy speaks louder than words. 

All the answers are truly within you. 

Many times we seek for answers outside of us. We’re waiting for someone to discover our potential and see something in us that we do not. Be that person for you and see whatever it is that you’ve been denying inside of yourself. 

Finding your purpose is more than finding your dream job and landing the perfect career. It’s about the journey to coming back to who you truly are and staying true to your authentic self in all areas of your life.

No one knows the answers to what you want to do with your life better than you. It’s your life and you only get this one life at least in this form as you are now (according to some). 

There are tools and questions that can bring more attention and focus to what you’re heart wants, which I will discuss in future posts. But in the end, it’s quite simple really:

follow your heart. 

When you lead a heartfelt life, all your desires will align.

How do you lead a heartfelt life? Comment below and share some your insights and experiences.

con mucho amor,

inés kelly, heartfelt life blog, follow your heart


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