Today’s insight journey led me to the idea that guarding our hearts is not just a good thing to do, it’s essential. When thinking about what it means to guard our hearts, most of us probably think of the importance of being precise and careful about what we allow to enter into our hearts, who we allow to occupy our time, space, and world, as well as what we allow ourselves to be exposed to and influenced by, and that is certainly part of it.
In addition to being cautious about what we allow to enter into our hearts, we also need to be cautious about what we allow to leave our hearts. Sometimes we, through circumstances and experiences, find ourselves so focused on protecting ourselves and our hearts that we don’t realize that we are allowing the goodness, faith, and moral and ethical sensibilities that we possess to leak out and dissipate. And then we wonder why we feel restless, troubled, and are suddenly “not feeling like ourselves or acting like ourselves.”
So, as we focus on guarding our hearts and protecting our peace, joy, and overall wellbeing, let’s remember that our hearts have both an entrance and an exit. May we be ever-mindful of what we allow to enter, as well as what we allow to leave our hearts as we live the abundant life that we were created to live. ❤ #lovebythedrop