It wasn’t until I heard myself, the part of me that held its breath and hid away behind clenched teeth, that I began to learn who I was and how I had been controlled.
What I wanted wasn’t always what I thought I was looking for. My hopes weren’t always from the soul. Too often I found my thoughts guided and confined by external frameworks built by humans, expecting to blindly follow along the rut of media and social norm.
The blog post below resonated with my journey. How do you begin to hear your heart? It looks something like this.
And just so you know, not all wanting is wrong. It isn’t a guilt trip, but an observation. Once we learn to recognize the difference between our internal song and the crashing mantras of our culture, we will learn to see what belongs to our own heart and act from that new perspective.
“Watch how your desire for beauty overpowers your guilt. Or you think it will. Watch your efforts to heal yourself with wanting.
“Don’t talk about our consumer-driven culture, but hush. Hear your own thoughts. Walk the dog and think about your yard. Want the flowerbeds. Let the desire for a garden consume you. Want land. Want to be a farmer. Unload the dishwasher. Want dishes that match. Want to get more of the good coffee. Want a better coffee maker. Want sugar. Want to taste sweet all day long. Want to be healed.”
Read the rest of Amber’s thoughts at How to Start a Revolution: Hear the Wanting, Part 2.