Your Heart is Free...Be Brave and Listen to It

Your Heart is Free...Be Brave and Listen to It

Last update: 16 April, 2016

The heart is free; it is where your true independence resides. Only your heart knows what you really want, and what you desire each moment. However, you must have the courage to listen to it, especially because you won’t always like what it has to say. So, be brave, and discover what it is trying to tell you.

Your heart will know what you need, even though you may feel lost. All you have to do is listen to it quietly, peacefully, and it will reveal to you its message. Don’t turn a blind eye because you fear what it is telling you. Stop and listen. It has so much to tell you.

Listen to your heart, and don’t get too comfortable 

A fairly habitual tendency among people in powerful and socially advanced societies is that they grow accustomed to their routines and way of life. That is to say that if those people have no problem getting food, an income, a house, and a “normal life,” they grow complacent. In reality, those few things are the objectives of millions of people. 

Unfortunately, this way of thinking becomes instilled in people from a very young age. Who hasn’t heard their mother say ‘study a lot so you can get a good job when you grow up’? So, leading a comfortable and well-to-do life becomes a priority for most people.

However, in many cases, leading a well-off life sometimes means you haven’t been listening to your heart. Sadly, freedom and ease don’t always go hand in hand, and too often we choose the latter.

“Your head will understand tomorrow what your heart feels today.” 


girl and dandelion with face free

A heart is free, so it always knows what you really need. However, society is not governed by the pathways of dreams and those things that humans truly desire.

If you ignore your heart and allow yourself to be swept away by the obligations of society, little by little you will forget the important of listening to your desires. You will block the messages sent by the deepest part of you, your true compass.

If you don’t listen to your heart, you will never be free. It will be very complicated for you to reach a state of happiness and you will live a life of unfulfilled needs that you are not even able to identify and address.

Listening to your heart will set you free 

There are many reasons why listening to your heart can set you free and allow you to lead a full and happy life.

For example, if you search for a job based totally on how much money you can earn, it will always be a burden and you will never enjoy truly enjoy it. However, if you dedicate yourself to something you have always dreamed of, something you like, and something you would never consider ‘work’, the responsibilities and burdens that come along with it will become exciting challenges and learning opportunities.

If you have always dreamt of traveling and feeling free, don’t search for things that will tie you down. It is normal to want to own property and have a house, for example, but one day those things might seem like a great burden in moving around this amazing world we live in. Remember, there are always places you can rent that won’t be such a commitment.

Maybe you want a family, but make sure you choose the right moment. Don’t get ahead of yourself, but also don’t set yourself back. Simply listen to your heart. Only your heart holds the truth of how much and what you want. Never let something so beautiful as the loving your spouse, or your children, become a burden

girl sitting with cat free

Your heart is free 

Only your heart is free.  Therefore, you have to listen to it to make yourself free, too. Never turn your back on it. Never let your obligations blind you and mislead you to the point that you cannot hear its voice. We can’t rely only on our heads. Yes, logic is necessary, but feelings, dreams, and emotions are, too.

Never forget that your heart is free. Listening to it is very necessary, because your happiness depends on it. Don’t let events pull you here and there. Always keep in mind your needs, your longings, your desires, and your dreams. That is the only way you will be able to enjoy life to its fullest; the life you always imagined.

“You must listen to the head, but let the heart speak.” 

-Marguerite Yourcenar-

Images courtesy of Amanda Cass 

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.