Our Thoughts Create Our Lives
Follow your heart. What does that mean in this world of division, hate and war. What does your heart tell you?
As a young person, growing up in the sixties and seventies, I experienced, first hand, a major difference of opinion with the beliefs of our own government’s decision. I was not the only one that was ready to stand in their own opinion. We had many students that agreed and were willing to “stand in the power of the line in the sand, that they believed was the ethical, peace-loving action to take.
War, is something that I never believed in, even from a very early age. As a female, I did not experience the draft, but I saw many of my high school friends drafted into service. Many didn’t come back, and some didn’t come back the same.
Even, at the time, I was aware that, on a very personal level, I would not accept being drafted into a war, such as The Viet Nam War, and would have had to flee to different country. This is not cowardly, but truly, a “follow my heart” moment. This is one of those “line in the sand” moments. “Killing other humans was not and is to this day not an agenda, that I wish to have on my conscious in this lifetime.”S
We have experienced many thoughts over the years. We have known thoughts of love, thoughts of war, thoughts of freedom and thoughts of acceptance. Where have these thoughts come from? With a little examination, we can discover if these thoughts truly belong in our hearts, or have they been promoted through our society.
“You can’t have courage without fear.”
This is the beginning quote from James Whittaker’s Blog;
“Time To Draw A Line In The Sand”….
William Travis was only 26 years old, when he was faced with a life-altering decision for himself and the other soldiers at the mission.
Drawing a line in the sand as a question to the ones facing the danger before them, Travis gives the decision to follow your heart to the patriotic Texans to decide whether they wanted to surrender or continue to fight for what they feel is right for their love of Texas and it’s freedom.
“Fellow citizens and compatriots;
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken.
“I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat.Then, I call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism and everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch.
The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country.”
“VICTORY or DEATH.
William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.”
James Whittiker wrote a very interesting article regarding The Alamo and “The Follow Your Heart” moment of one of our heroes from this terrible battle, fought in San Antonio, Texas. The “line in the sand” was drawn and the men and women of The Alamo, knew what they had to do in those defining moments.
We are living in very interesting times. Much of what we have taken for truth has been discovered to be untruth. We are learning of secrets and plans that have affected how we feel about much of our history, both personal and as a nation. Discovering where we stand is an important part of what we are experiencing today.
What we decide today may affect our entire future. One of the suggestions that Mr. Whittaker brings up is as follows and can be very helpful to us as we move through our changes.
“When we reach a crossroads in our life—or find ourselves in a moment of discomfort, unhappiness or even tragedy—we ask ourselves, “How did I get here?” But a more constructive course of action is to:
- Accept what’s in the past because it’s outside our control
- Focus on a clear definition of what success looks like
- Prepare a bulletproof plan to make it a reality”
Discover Your Truth -Understand What Is Important To You – Follow Your Heart’s Path To Your Success
Thank you for reading.
Our lives are important. We each have a purpose for being on this planet at this time. Take time to connect with yourself and find out what is the importance of your life.
Today, we are seeing a loss of the Freedoms that our forefathers believed in enough to lose their lives. If you are aware of the seriousness of this fact, you may be, like me, ready to stand in the power of your beliefs. Our freedoms are in jeopardy.
Are you ready to stand in your own power, and not let your freedoms be taken away by control freaks that want to control decisions that are our God-Given rights that were so important to our forefathers that they wrote a Constitution to protect them?
Please think carefully about your beliefs, desires and what we could be facing for our generations to come.
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