It was late... like 10:30 pm... which is basically dawn by my old lady standards. I had spent much of the evening reflecting on the year so far, thinking about the remaining year ahead, writing out goals and dreams for the future, while honoring the past. My head was awkwardly propped on Drews chest and I found myself listening rather intently to the beating of his heart.
Have you ever listened to a heart beat?
When I was little I would curl up on my dads lap and listen to his heart, listen to his words echoing inside his chest, rumbling from the core of his being, out into the universe. Listening to Drews heart brought me back to that place- a space of child like wonder.
Isn't it amazing that we have a heart that beats!? It pumps blood through our bodies, it keeps us alive in more ways than one. Your 'heart' as an organ is incredible. Your 'heart' as an abstract concept is awe inspiring.
You feel with your heart. Your heart inspires passion, delight, love, and pain (aka heart ache). If you are quiet and listen, you will hear its quiet voice guiding you.
Among the (many) incredible facts about your heart is that you can change it. You can build and strengthen it- it is a muscle after all. You can be good to your heart or cause damage.
Over the course of this year I want to look at everyday things and find the 'wonder' buried inside of them. There is magic hovering just beneath the surface, if only we take the time to look.
Here is to your heart. Honor the rhythm of its beating. Listen to the intention vibrating inside your chest. What is it trying to say? Do you need rest? Do you need comfort? Do you need to strengthen your heart? How can you start?
Light and delight.