“Listen to your own heart concerning the path you wish to travel. Even if your entire life training has been in one direction, if it is not what you feel now, then begin the adventure of exploring a less-traveled road.” Wayne Dyer
For a lot of people, listening to their heart and intuition can be associated with being weak, because you see, you are being led by feelings and not reason, but that is not the case. Few of these people know that you will find happiness and bliss in doing the things you love most, in doing the things that come naturally to you, in doing the things that feel right not in doing the things that have been planned ahead for you by others, not in doing what others expect from you to be doing. Too much thinking and too little feeling is what usually keeps us away from real happiness.
Sure, having a plan is not something you should discard but why have other people decide for you, when you can be the main character in the movie called Your Life. For some, it is easier to have it all worked out, per say.
Let’s think of George who is an only child and who’s father always wanted his son to be like him, meaning the successful prosecutor he has been, like his father before him and his grandfather, etc.
It is a family tradition, and because George never spoke to his father about his goals and dreams, about his aspirations, the career he wanted to pursue, his father never bothered to ask, assuming that his dreams for his son are exactly what his son wants for himself. So George wakes up one day, he is now 30, doing what his father thought would be perfect for his only son, and he realizes that he’s not really happy. Better late than never, right?
He realizes that he is not happy with the work he is doing, even if it’s for the greater good, putting criminals in prison, even if this is what made his family happy and what he was expected to be doing ever since he was a young boy. There is something missing, and that is, the pleasure that comes from doing the things you love most, the things you are passionate about. Let’s say that when the morning comes and he has to go to work, he’s not really that excited, in fact, he hates it. Sure, he can go ahead and do the things he loves the most, and that is interior designing, but will he find the courage to disappoint his family in order to be true to himself?
What would you do? Would you be able to “break your father’s, heart?” Are you that “selfish”?
Would you say that wanting to be the one that chooses the path you want to follow and being true to yourself is being selfish, and if so, why is that? Is it because you might disappoint your parents or the people you love just so you can eventually be happy?
If you ask me, this doesn’t mean that you are ungrateful and that you don’t appreciate what they have done for you all of your life, it just means that you can be the ruler of your own thoughts, needs, desires, dreams and that you are a strong individual, a convinced man or woman that chooses to be happy instead of pleasing the rest of the world except yourself.
When you realize that you can be in a state of bliss, happy without always having to consider what others want you to do or be, that will be the moment you will achieve greatness, that will be the moment you will find real happiness, and because you are so happy, those around you will have no choice but to be happy with you.