January 18, 2018

Pay attention to your heart for quality thinking

Felicia Harlow - "From The Heart" at UN Omaha

Your heart is the core of who you are. Your mind is the instrument of your heart. Emotion is behind thinking. And your “unsettled” emotions are buried very deep within your heart which feeds every cell of your body. Therefore, it is critical that we understand the physical, emotional, and energetic workings of our heart. Living from the heart is all about placing your consciousness in your heart and practicing it daily. It is about placing your intention, attention, and focus on the center point of your very existence – your heart.

So how do we begin living from the heart? Well, this may sound so basic but 1st, we must locate our physical heartbeat within our chest. A simple way to do this is to place your right hand on the center of your chest and feel the beat of your heart. If you cannot feel it, you can place your index and middle fingers on the inside of your right wrist. Your pulse is located there. And your pulse is the echo of your heartbeat. Just by taking this first step in heart centered living, you establish communication between your conscious and subconscious mind, which is consistently fed and directed by your heart!

Once you’ve established a connection with your heartbeat, you begin to place attention on it – each and every day. And as you remain faithful to placing attention on it every day, something magical happens. Your heart begins to open wide, allowing you to experience more loving relationships, it reveals your purpose to you, it guides and directs your thoughts and sense of direction and it makes certain that you KNOW that you have all that you need and you have a purpose for existing.

Take care of yourself in a way that supports you to live from your heart. A few ways to do this are to 1) Locate your heartbeat in your chest each day (as outlined above), pay attention to your emotions, and live a Growth in Motion™ lifestyle.

Pay Attention to Your Emotions

As I shared earlier, emotion is behind thinking. There is a famous phrase that states “change your thinking, change your life.” I want to modify that phrase and suggest that we all “change our heart, change our life.” If you believe that emotion is behind thinking, then the level at which we truly change thinking is at the heart level because emotions are stored there and it sends signals to every other part of the body. And when we are experiencing emotions, they reveal what is going on with us at a deeper level.

So, the next time you get frustrated about the computer freezing up on you when you have a paper due in less than an hour, ask yourself “What is this telling me about how I prioritize, react, or respond to crises, and what is the message for me?” Your answer may come from a childhood experience that was buried deep in your heart. Or, it may be a former upset that did not receive complete, undivided attention at that precise time to heal it. So, it has returned in a different but similar experience as “unfinished business” to complete and lay to rest.

Growth in Motion™!! = Self Care + Self Empowerment + Self Knowledge + Self Direction

Don’t forget to be patient with yourself and give things time to work out. Also, don’t be too hard on yourself and check in with your IGS (Internal Guidance System) to really know what is correct for you. Only you know what is correct for you. Step by step, we each have the power to live from the heart and create happy and balanced lives.

Take Care of Yourself,
♥ Felicia
“Living a Growth in Motion™ lifestyle!”

About the Author: Felicia Harlow (43 Posts)

Felicia Harlow, the Heart Ecologist, Life Coach, & College Speaker, teaches women and students how to empower themselves through self care, heart awareness, and self direction. She encourages students to embrace her 4 step Growth in Motion Process™, starting with the Growth in Motion Oath™ and applying it by living a Growth in Motion lifestyle! Felicia is available to speak at campus events year round to help BRING BALANCE TO YOUR STUDENTS LIVES.

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