By LuAnn Buechler
Heart – noun – one’s innermost character, feelings, or inclinations.
In the book The Passion Test, co-authors Janet and Chris Attwood say, “When all else fails, listen to your heart. Passion emerges from the heart, not the mind. When you feel confused, or lost, or don’t know which direction to head, then just start walking and pay attention to what your heart tells you.”
Most people think the brain is the most powerful organ in our body but this is untrue. The heart puts out much more electrical energy than the brain. The heart is what keeps the blood flowing through our veins and keeps us alive. Our heart provides us with the messages of what is the next right thing to do. While our brain works to keep us safe, hold is in our comfort zone, keep us from taking any risks that might be judged by others in society.
Our bodies experience two types of sensations, one is comfort and the other is discomfort. We often confuse the two. As Deepak Chopra, in his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success says “For some people the message of comfort and discomfort is in the area of the solar plexus, but for most people it’s in the area of the heart. Consciously put your attention in the heart and ask your heart what to do. Then wait for a response – a physical response in the form of a sensation. It may be the faintest level of feeling – but it is there, in your body. Only the heart knows the correct answer.”
Sounds easy right? More likely you are thinking that sounds too easy to be true. That is because we need to retrain ourselves to allow ourselves to think and act this way. To be confident enough to step out of our “comfort zone” and fulfill the desires of the heart, which takes time. For me, The Passion Test has taught me how to make this shift in my life and continues to support me in living a passionate life every day.
The Passion Test is a system (there is no test), that Saves You Time Energy and Money in rediscovering what you love the most, what your true passions are, who you want to be, do and become. “That which you love to do and what is God’s will for you is one in the same thing” said Janet Bray Attwood. This quote from The Passion Test book, freed my mind and my soul to think about what I really want, rather than what others want for me, from me or think I should do. We all have those pressures. To get unstuck you need to acknowledge those voices and be willing to set them aside, and look inside yourself. In your heart and find what you really want!
YES, you can have whatever you want, when you set your heart to it!
Our feelings are our barometer on how we are doing. Be true to your feelings and to your heart. Do what you love and follow your heart’s direction. You will find life flows so much easier and will quickly pull you out of stuck! To live in joy, peace and harmony with YOU! Just be YOU!
Steven Jobs said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Then you somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
– Steve Jobs
I live with these philosophies, and my passion is helping other people live theirs. Because when you get connected to your life’s flow, everything comes easier!
LuAnn Buechler, is a Transformational Trainer & Consultant. LuAnn is a Certified Facilitator of the Passion Test and Passion Test for Business. She provides individual and business consulting to help others live a passionate life at home and in their business. She is the co-author of Exceptional Care for Your Valued Clients, a book that applies the power of positivity and passion to the customer service experience. To learn more about LuAnn visit www.LifesFlow.com or www.LuAnnB.com
LuAnn Buechler, CMP. the Little SPARK
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