Thursday, August 16, 2007

heart talk

"When your heart speaks, take good notes."
~Judith Campbell
My heart has been speaking to me a lot lately. I feel like it has taken on the role of a parent and I have been gently scolded and now sit in a time out. Like, one of those 'time outs' when your mom says, "Now I want you to really think about what you said to me...and you can't get up until you're ready to apologize."
My heart and brain converse on a regular basis and they often disagree. Lately, my brain has taken over the conversations with its logic, calculations and theories. Brain, by nature, is much more negative than heart and speaks very loud, interrupts and can be just plain rude, at times. Heart is rarely stern and always speaks tenderly, using kind words and allows brain to have its turn.
Brain is in the time out
I have really taken careful notes on these conversations that go on within me. My self talk needs to change....I mean, it needs a huge overhaul. I am silencing the noise and really going to spend some quiet time listening to my heart, my God, kind literature and soft music.
When your heart speaks, take good notes....and then take those notes and put them to good use. Those things are called actions.


Blogger dee dee girl said...

Heart talk is hard for me. I know so many things I should be doing, but go about pretending that nothing needs to be done. My momma and I just spoke about this last night.
I think I need to have my own heart talk.
It's good to know I'm not alone in feeling this way.
You are right about "action" too.
Love You.

1:10 PM  
Blogger dee dee girl said...

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1:11 PM  
Blogger dee dee girl said...

Oh. I see the heart too, in your flower picture. Very neat, and pretty too. You've got a good eye. ;)
You know, they really need to make an "edit comment" button. hee hee

1:13 PM  
Blogger Yolanda said...

it seems we think along the same lines. I used this quote on my blog several days ago also.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Star said...

Sometimes I feel like my heart and brain are in a bidding war for my attention. Usually it ends in tears, which clear things out for awhile and then we start again from a calmer place.

2:21 PM  
Blogger ~Bek~ said...

Such a beautiful post Dar.
I totally agree.
Hence my blog name "My Soul Whispers"... often it roars, but its that quiet little voice that holds most the value.
Love and missing you.

4:39 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

May love and peace be with you.

Listen to your heart.

Don't let the brain be a bully. It is just scared and trying to protect you. It isn't working and the heart knows it.

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Cindie said...

If we could just listen to the heart talk and treasure the love that it sends our way we would be so much better off.

I undertsand what you are feeling as I am going through the same thing right now. I want to send my heart into time out for a brief spell at this point as I am feeling totally spent on others.

As women we tend to do so much for others but people forget that sometimes we need to be nurtured as well.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

My brain and my heart are finally starting to get along. The process has taken a long time, and it just need 66 years for me to get there! Not bad, I'm thinking, and my heart is say, Yes, my Dear! Hearts are always kind in my world. My heart reaches for yours in love and understanding. Hope it helps.

5:31 PM  
Blogger Wanda said...

Yes Darlene, yes, taking notes from the heart...see there you go being so discerning...reaching into your soul, to give us some inlightenment.
Love your thoughts and advice.
Wanda Mom

6:57 PM  

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