"Life is like a valentine. We never know when an arrow will strike us. We never know whether it will give us hurt or joy. But whenever it comes, we accept it and follow with all our hearts—our relentless desire."
At the present time, we may have been experiencing a lot of struggles to survive life's endearing challenges. Some people might be constantly worrying about how to find the right path in life. Some wanted to achieve their goals and dreams despite limited internal resources. Some would have been giving up and let live as it happens.
The fact that life is difficult is not the ultimate reason for us to quit but to face life with faith and gratitude. There are so many things to be grateful for in life. One of which is our existence to find our purpose of living. We are here to follow the right path of life—the key to living a good life.
How do we get there, is a question that sometimes we are out of an answer to. We may have tried to solve so many never-ending problems. Some of which cannot be handled well, resulting in frustrations and distress. However, it is not just the mind we should work for, but also the heart—the love center.
A good heart
Oftentimes, we follow our minds. Yes, it is superior and controls our well-being. Nevertheless, we should consider our heart in our way of living. Our heart carries several functions aside from pumping blood. Hence, its importance is something we should consider and not taken for granted.
If we feel like giving and loving, we activate our hearts. Whenever we feel being compassionate and altruistic, we use the heart. Therefore, our heart is as important as what our mind does. There is the mind that interprets, but there is a heart that feels.
I believe that man is good in nature, thus we have a good heart. I recalled what our college teachers have taught us that no matter how bad a person is, there is still certain goodness in him. He still has a natural gift of a good heart. In that sense, we are given the chance to renew and to make better use of it.
In our lives, we may have made wrong decisions that somehow made us have some regrets. We have followed what other people have told us. Whereas we followed the advice of a friend, we listened to what a stranger has said, and we pondered on wrong thoughts without following our real and own desires.
For instance, in our society, we may know someone who is living in a dream with his parents. Pursuing a course or career opposite to what he truly loves. It is due to respect and love that he cannot refuse but to follow. He cannot live his own life but accept and persevere.
If this is the kind of life we want, then we become a prisoner of our fate—our heart's desire. It seems that we do not have a mind and heart of our own. We never realize that life would depend on how we make it and not just living with somebody's wishes.
Something to ponder
Perhaps what keeps us from not following our own will and desire is for the reason that we are not certain of our capabilities. We still have doubts that haunt us to move forward.
We may ask ourselves, who am I? Yet, we are still struggling to know who we truly are. What do I want? Yet, unsure of what lies ahead. Where am I going? Yet, do not know where to head in life. When do I get there? Yet, have not started. Why shall I do it? Yet, doubting own self. And how do I get there? And yet, not utilizing inherent resources.
The questions above are true because I used to be like that. There are times I question myself to have a better understanding of who, what, where, when, why, and how do I want. It is good to constantly re-evaluate ourselves to keep track of our goals and desires.
Keep going on
Like a valentine, we may have full of hearts around on this day expressing love and affection to dear ones. Everyone gives flowers, chocolates and whatever they think is special and worth remembering. Truly, that reminds us that the spirit of love is alive. Our heart is in working mode, and it teaches a valuable lesson to keep going —to follow our heart's desire.
Life is not just about finding our self, but it is about how we create it. Certainly, we are responsible for our own lives and like a sailor, it is our choice on where we are heading to. We have the choice, and it depends on how we use it and make a better play of the game.
Life is like a valentine. We never know when an arrow will strike us. We never know whether it will give us hurt or joy. But whenever it comes, we accept it and follow with all our hearts—our relentless desire. We give our best wholeheartedly, and we have to follow what our minds and heart dictate.
© 2012 Del Cusay