Friday 29 May 2020

Start With Your Heart

Listen to the podcast version of this post

I'm inspired by Viktor Frankl's life and work and love the following insights of his:

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. 

In that space is our power to choose our response. 

In our response lies our growth and our freedom."

Creating harmony between our Heart, Head and Hands is a practical way to act on these insights.

There’s a natural order. Heart is first, head second, hands third.

The head tries to dominate and be first.

Our quest is to use our heads to work out how to enact the why and what in our hearts and to then trust our hands with the who, when and where.

Hear Your Heart, Ask Your Head, Engage Your Hands is the process I recommend.

I’ll be addressing head and hands in future podcasts and upcoming Sparkenation Conversations online.

There’s three essentials to hearing your heart.

First there’s knowing your essence

I’ve created a short complimentary online course to help you to do this. Here it is.

I often use song, voice or music as metaphors for essence. The more you know the song in your heart the better you will hear your heart in all of the moments of your life.

The second essential to hearing your heart is to understand what brings you joy and to align your life actions and behaviours accordingly.

The third essential to hearing your heart is to understand your calling or your strong urges towards your particular ways of being, working and playing.

For more on hearing your heart please read my daughter Jessica's great piece here.

Essence, joy, calling. The greater your intimacy with these three the better you will hear your heart and then be able to ask your head and engage your hands.

Do Your Work.

Be remarkable.

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