Day to day life can be busy and overwhelming. We say we are going to take and break and too often, we do not. For me, The Power of the Heart by Baptist de Pape came at the right time. A time where I needed to look for the positive and see the world around me.
I found myself reading it as I waited for soccer practice to end. I read it while my other daughter’s dance class was happening. I also read it during my lunch break. “Listen to your heart, listen to your heart” echoed through my head.
Activities such as breathing techniques and simple things like going for a walk are suggested and made me feel like it gave me the balance that I needed.
The Power of the Heart shows how you can overcome limitations in your daily life to find your true potential – and reveals the heart to be a source of love and wisdom that far surpasses that of the mind.
My three blessings today: 1. The beautiful weather 2. My husband who spent all his energy making pizza at the 18th hole in a golf benefit for Autism 3. Watching my 8 yr. old have fun at soccer practice #poweroftheheart @shespeaksup
The book explains how to listen to your heart’s voice and hear its wisdom. It also explains ways in which you can develop your intuition, create synchronicity, clarify your intentions, and exercise the power of gratitude. All of these – intuition, intention, gratitude, and synchronicity – are also powers of the heart.
I tried my best to listen. I resonated with two key points for me – gratitude and clarifying my intentions. It brought a sense of calm and made me realize that some of the day to day nonsense is just that and it helped me focus on what really mattered the most.
One exercise that I really enjoyed was the The Three Blessing Exercise (page 65)
Every night for a week write down what went well, or three blessings. The three things that went well can be small or large, unimportant or important. Then next to each item answer the question “Why did this go well?”
Some days, it is easy to focus on the negative. I found that by doing this exercise, I was more relaxed and could focus more on my family. I also was able to focus on me. Writing down these blessing was time for me. By focusing on me, I gave myself the time I needed, even if it was only a few minutes. Just those few minutes made me more grateful for what I had.
Since reading The Power of the Heart, a few of the quotes are ones that I will always think of to help me better listen to my own heart:
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philsophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
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I highly recommend The Power of the Heart by Baptist de Pape. I find myself picking it up every now and then to reread and reflect on a part of the book. I am so glad that I was a part of this experience and look forward to a positive attitude.
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