Crossed My Heart; Hoped To Die.

3 Apr 2016

How can you start a blog that will bring hope with such a negative statement? Easy! I believe real truth sets you truly, really free! Truly, Really, Deeply!!!

So what's the real truth?

Well, it's a lesson we've heard about from ancient times, a fundamental truth of philosophy, which few of us get to 'know' about. Hearing and knowing are not the same. Hearing is passive; knowing is experience. I want you and I to experience this truth.

And the truth is this: "To thine own self, be true..." (Hamlet, Act 1; Scene 3).

And older still: "Know thyself!" (This is used by Plato and other Greek Philosophers but no one is quite sure who was the original author.)

And from the Old Testament, "As a man thinks in his heart, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7 – and thus attributed to the wisest Earthman that ever lived, Solomon.)

And finally, from Roxette: "Listen to your heart!" (Swedish, must be true.)

So my point today is that your heart is the most important part of you. You and I need to be true to our hearts. My life is filled with chapter after unhappy chapter that have resulted from a decision where I crossed my heart – I went against what my heart wanted and did what I thought logically was the 'right' thing. All manner of misery has flowed from each of these choices. The result? I have hoped to die. I think that's called 'depression' isn't it?

The solution isn't simple. It takes courage. Massive courage. Benjamin Mee-type courage:

"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it." (from, "We Bought A Zoo.")

Your heart is saying something amazing to you today – something exciting – something daring. Don't cross your heart – don't go against it and hope to die. Listen to your heart, then make a bold choice and listen again to Benjamin's words, "And I promise you, something great will come of it."


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