Doing the things that make our hearts beat faster… 

doing the things that make our hearts beat faster

It is about connection. It is about creating. It is about following those lines or curiosity until they take you to the next path, then the next.

The things that makes your heart beat faster? Well, they are the things that bring a sparkle to your eye, make you want to keep going, make you feel alive at a soul level, that essential level, that place that you know is home.

I want more of these moments in my life because it’s the moments that make a life. So I ask myself, what am I willing to let go of in order to allow them to enter. What can I re-shuffle? What edge can I step towards? And where is my deep yes.

Making a list of the things, those heart beating moments, brings me closer. The list helps to take us to them because writing them down makes them visible, and where it’s visible we can focus.

So here are some of mine… the deep yes, the beat enduring moments: 

It’s those times when I’m listening to someone share their honest, open, brave, raw, indomitable truth – the kind that not only makes my heart beat faster but rips it open too.

It is those moments when I’m painting, about to do the final flick or make brave stroke that will either make it or break it.

It’s when I’m writing and I feel that the words are flowing through me, as if gifted from another.

It is when I reach out to someone I admire and get a loving response.

It is those times on the yoga mat, especially when I have resisted being there, when my body and bones come to a place of surrender and release, clicking itself back into alignment

It’s in the meeting of a stranger, when in a look, an instant, you know you have a friend – that look offers a safe passage to a knowing which time and distance bear no consequence.

It’s with camera in hand, when light is *just perfect* and with a timely click, the elegant and mystical can creep through the lens.

It is those racing moments before I launch- a project, a website, a new offering- when ALL the fear and vulnerability is shouting into the inner chambers of my being while simultaneously waving the red button before my fingertips. Click.

It is sitting in stillness, in silence, until I can hear the sound of my own beat.

It is that second when driving across the Irish landscape an opening occurs-  a parting of clouds or the way the light gathers on the green and heather, setting it aglow.

It is just before I’m about to speak in front of a group, especially when I know what I’m about to say is not necessarily the easiest, or most popular, but wants to be said.

It is travelling to a new place, knowing no one, but trusting I soon will.

It is pressing publish.

 

And yours?

 

Go ahead, give yourself a few minutes with your journal to remind yourself what your heart is calling for. What will make you feel alive? You are already close to it. The list will help to take closer. And remember: in the writing it become visible, and where it is visible we can focus.

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