A building is simply a building. The church is made up by the congregation not the actual building. A store is not a store without product to be sold. Even a person can live in a shelter or a half way house, an orphanage, etc but it doesn’t quite mean it’s home.
You have heard the expression “home is where the heart is”. Yes you have I just used it. Lol. Well if that’s the case then my home is in Oklahoma where my mommy lives. I simply just live in NYC. So if home is where the heart is, wouldn’t it be safe to say that we must love because without love we are homeless?
Imagine being homeless (like physically homeless). It’s cold, lonely, scary, along with hundreds of other negative was of feeling. While you are imagining this awful feeling, allow the feelings to enter in, if someone was there to help you in your time of need. Showed you some attention and let you know you mattered. A hug, a smile, a hello, an “I love you” a phone call, a dollar, a meal, encouragement, LOVE in the many different forms it comes in. Imagine that! Sure you would still be homeless in the physical sense. But if love was being shown in a way wouldn’t you BE Home?
Let’s spread love in the many ways we are capable. Help someone in need even if a stranger. Smile often, hug, listen, advise when requested. Everywhere you go make it home for all you come in contact with. The love will come back to you if not right at that moment then at the right time. As you spread love you will be surrounded by love and as where your heart is you too will always BE Home.
BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful… BE!
This keynote came to me during a break up just 2 years ago. I was on the phone with my then soon to be ex and now ex guy and we were talking about breaking up but hadn’t come to a closure of what to do. Well out loud anyway. Deep down I knew and he did too. Or I assume. During the conversation he said that his mind didn’t agree with his heart (not his exact words) but my exact words in response was do what is in your heart and later the mind will catch up.
So many times we go back and forth with ourselves. What should I do, when should I do it, how, what if I do, Can I, should I, and then by the time we know what we want to do we still question because we talked ourselves into the why? Why would I, why should I, why why why. You know what your why is.
I, being a Libra, actually let me not give credit to the stars. ME being who I AM can be very indecisive! I mean even down to something simple as what to order at a restaurant. I mean I know what I like to eat, how hungry I am and what I can afford but still can’t make a firm decision. I usually end up asking whoever I’m with for a suggestion and then end up ordering the opposite of what they say and still not being completely satisfied.
I’ve learned the importance of making decisions in life based on my heart and allowing the mind to follow later. My heart wanting to give up everything and become a famous performer, while my mind coming up with all the reasons it would be silly to chase the dream. My heart wanting to fall in love and be swept off my feet while my mind explains to me that in the past love never worked out. My heart telling me that my current situation is not serving me, while my mind calculates the cost of me moving on or promising me the what if’s of change. My heart, but my mind, then my heart, and my mind, and then my mind and my mind and my mind and all of a sudden I’m left with a heavy heart while my mind is questioning what if I would have…..
I want to strongly encourage everyone to BE Decisive and make strong firm decisions based on what your heart is telling you
to do. Live without the fear your mind talks you
Into. Love, dream, chase, and BE with your heart. The mind will have no choice but to keep up!
BElieve, BE Free, BE YOUtiful…BE!