‘Listen to your Heart’

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23rd May, 2023

One of the most motivating speech I have ever heard is, Steve Jobs’s 2005 commencement address at Stanford University.

Toward the end of the speech, Jobs said: “And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

We  all have a voice inside our heads. The little voice tells us what to do, how to be, and how we should feel about things.

This voice can be a powerful influence on our lives, but it’s not always good.

The problem with this voice is that it’s often based on our fears and insecurities. We listen to it because we’re afraid of making mistakes or looking foolish.

We follow its advice because we want to feel safe and secure. But, in doing so, we often end up missing out on opportunities and relationships that could make our lives happier and more fulfilling.

The solution is simple: Learn to listen to your heart instead of your head.

When you do this, you’ll find yourself making better decisions and reaching for opportunities that might otherwise have seemed too risky or uncertain.

You’ll also care less about what other people think and more about what makes you happy.

So, next time you’re faced with a decision, ask yourself: What would my heart tell me to do? Chances are, it’ll be the right choice.

While this might sound like the language of poets, it is actually part of something known as interoception—a cognitive-affective process of how well individuals can perceive subtle bodily changes.

Studies have shown that bodily signals— particularly from the heart, offer good guidance about potential choices.

Whenever I have a difficult choice to make, I toss a coin, it is not the most scientific way to decide, but when the coin is in the air, I know atleast what my heart desires.

Listening to your head may lead to more tangible success, but not following your heart increases your risk of regret,

so if you want to lead a more satisfying life, follow your heart & stay blessed forever.