“Hear with your heart, see with your soul, be guided by a hand that you can not hold, and trust even if you can not see. That’s how faith must be.” ~ Unknown
Last week when I was interviewing Mara Purl, author of What the Heart Knows and Where the Heart Lives we spoke about her recent keynote address for Go for the Red event, sponsored by the American Heart Association.
I asked her whether there was a connection between the message in her books and the subject of her keynote address. She said “she took the principles of Life Simple 7 http://bit.ly/RsCok9 that are outlined in the American Heart Association’s brochures and literature. Then she made a correlation between a literal interpretation of unclogging our lives by saying “we need to stop ignoring our intuition when it is telling us something.” When our intuition tells us to change something, such as to stop smoking or get that cholesterol checked, Mara said “we need to listen.”
In Mara’s story “Where the Heart Lives,” the protagonist makes a geographical move, based on a “heart” decision. This decision has implications that changes her life and the focus of it. For more information on Mara Purl’s books, <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=mara%20purl&linkCode=ur2&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Amara%20purl&tag=allthinfulf-20&url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&linkId=JAPOA45PHI7EE76U”>Click here</a><img src=”https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=allthinfulf-20&l=ur2&o=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />.
The events of Hurricane Sandy, reminds us of how life can turn on us at a moments notice, dealing nasty,long lasting blows. Unfortunately, individuals sometimes forget to take the time to interpret signs and signals that tell us it is time to slow down and heed the warnings along the path of life.
What a gift life is! It is up to us as individuals to honor the life we have been given by taking good care of ourselves through healthy diets, regular exercise and by avoiding addictive behaviors – such as overindulging in food, alcohol, and other risky behaviors. Maintaining healthy personal relationships helps us to be mentally and spiritually fit.
Intuition research has been a growing field among nurses and other medical professionals. It has been said that listening to our hearts and intuition, can help us to create better lifestyles for ourselves. Sometimes we learn the hard way, through devastating life events. We are all guilty of not listening to our hearts at various points in our lives, I suppose. Here is an article that addresses some of the most recent findings concerning intuition research. http://lifesciencefoundation.org/inmain.html
What kind of listener you are? Head or heart? Do you listen to what your heart is telling you?
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Thank you, Sue, for your interesting ideas following my keynote address for Go Red! I reflected on it on my blog, too. Healing from the “heart” is unstoppable. http://marapurl.wordpress.com/2012/09/14/my-heart-goes-red-for-women/
You are very welcome, Mara. Happy Heart Month!
Thanks for your comment. Hope all is well in your busy life and I look forward to reading your next book with great anticipation of what is going to happen next!