Gonna set my heart at ease…

photo6fullSometimes, the words in a song hit us because they reflect exactly how we are feeling at the moment...

This song really hit me in a very strong way:

Gonna take a sentimental journey
Gonna set my heart at ease
Gonna make a sentimental journey
To renew old memories

Perhaps not so much the last two lines of this famous song...but the punch is on the "set my heart at ease" part. What is the message here? It told me, directly, that each one of us has the power and the right to take control of how we feel...and that we can set our heart at ease.

How? you are going to ask...My first step, and it can very well not your first step, is to discover that doesn't matter what others do...but it is important to focus on what I choose to receive. I can't be open to other people's opinions, as if they were true reflections on me. Anybody can say anything, and that doesn't reflect me...I wish people near me would see me as a wonderful person, but if they prefer to see only negative aspects, that's their problem. I know who I am...and I'm not what they project on me. My heart is at ease here...only accepting what it considers true and valid and constructive.

The second step? I had to dig into my childhood memories, recover my dreams from that time, set them in the proper honor place...and watch their importance on who I am now. Do you want to hear this story? is short and sweet....

I was attending primary school in the old-fashioned way: walking ten blocks back and forth from home to school. I loved doing that, because it was free time, free from control and supervision either from home or school. I used to take my time and go around a block where a nice house attracted my attention. It had a balcony, with plenty of geraniums making a red splash on the white cement... I was enchanted by that house, and my heart was promising to my future self..."Some day we will live in a great house, no pain, no abuse, no fear, but lovely flowers in the balcony..." That picture is still engraved in my heart and it somehow set my heart at ease for a long time.

That was me at 8, at 10 years old...Now, looking back, I can see that the girl I was then and there kept her promise. In several opportunities, I was able to find and afford great places where to live, with flowers and plants and peace of heart. In those opportunities, it looks like the right house dropped from heaven exactly how I wanted it, and the miracle part is that those houses were impossible for my own means to afford.

My little lesson? you can set your own heart at ease, just listen only to your own center of light and let that light shine.

 

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