Question: In the post on December 16, 2014 I asked you how to pursue the heart’s desires. Paraphrasing what you said: Do the thing you love to do with gusto. Do everything else with gusto, too, or at least as much gusto as you can muster.
What if the heart seems to have no desires? Or maybe I’m asking how to discover the Heart’s Desires which I assume you mean to by synonymous with our It thing.
Higgins: Beautiful question.
The heart has desires. Much like a tender, budding fire the flames of which must be gently fed and blown upon until the fire roars under its own power, those desires, when they whisper, must be tenderly nurtured. The heart’s yearnings lead one on a road of discovery. It is the traveling along the road of discovery that leads one to an understanding of their It thing. Then, once one discovers their It thing, one’s focus narrows while their forms of expression expand.
The Heart’s Desires and the It thing are two different things. The Heart’s Desires lead one to express their It thing even if one never clarifies what their It thing is. One does not need to know their It thing in order to live a happy, fulfilled life but they must follow their Heart’s Desires to be happy (and safe, prosperous, fulfilled, healthy…).
It is worth reiterating that the heart has desires. No matter how timorous the heart’s attempts at notifying one of its desires may be, all hearts do flicker. Those hearts that are badly trodden and ignored do not speak very loudly but they do speak and as one learns to respond to those flickers the heart grows stronger and the little soul and soul carrier become correspondingly happier, healthier and more confident.
Received January 4, 2015 at Lake Goodwin, Washington USA