What Does “Following My Heart” Mean?
We have been told this over and over again throughout our lives. Our heart tells us a lot of stuff and sometimes we find that we feel we “followed the wrong message”. I believe that “following your heart” is not listening to the world outside of you. You know what makes you smile, you know what makes you feel warm inside, you know inside if something feels good to you or not. We can even feel when our hearts melt with love or compassion.
How many times have we walked into a new job and immediately felt that this was the wrong place for us to be, but because of money, personal circumstances, responsibilites and outside influences, we stay in that job or situation for years. At the age that I am now, I am realizing just how much of my life has been directed by others. We have been bombarded with “truths” of how we should act, what we need to look for in our next moment, and perceptions that have influenced us so much, they changed the direction of our lives completely away from “following our hearts”
Personally, I knew that working with Special Needs People was the path I needed to take when I decided to listen and start following my heart. I was thirteen years old at the time. When college came, I followed my heart and got a Sociology Degree and specialized in working with special needs people. That was a” no-no” for all adults around me, professors and family especially. The reason, was that social workers made no money to support themselves at that time…….which proved true as I found out later. Armed with that, I was now told that the best way to make some money and be with these people was teach.- disaster !
(I am not a disciplinarian.)
The resulting effect was no longer following my heart.
I helped others by getting them jobs and over the years, I helped a lot of people “find a job”.
I guess that is why I am writing this today:
Don’t Be Like Me!
Follow Your Heart Now!
DFF Job Board is about Following My Heart!
If you have a job for a Special Needs Person or if your company wants to hire a Special Needs Person in your area or if you work with Special Needs Adults, please contact me.
(you can see the job board in progress)
This is what makes me feel good inside.
Thanks to Just Ask Grandma.org ror the Crazy Boy Pic!