But regardless of what happens, the voice of the heart is always present. When we are not influenced by the desires of others and allow our heart to speak, it always shows us exactly where we need to go, what we need to do, who we need to be to feel our most profound freedom and happiness. Rumi once said
"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray."
Here he is speaking about the voice of heart. And we may ask ourselves why do we not all follow this voice if it is so powerful and guiding? Well unfortunately I cannot offer one true answer to this question, but I can offer my perspective.
It is our fear of vulnerability, of expressing our truest selves that scares us. "It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, beautiful and talented?"
Why hold back when our playing small does not serve the world? The answer is to not hold back. To shine our light.
When we accept ourselves fully and see past the self doubt, when we realize that we are deserving of what it is that we desire, then the heart can speak louder.
So let's listen to the voice that really matters.