SOAPBOX of the week: Unharness your heart

“The heart has the ability to experience so much –and we don’t have much time.”     – Jack Gilbert, poet
There’s always tomorrow, right?  At least that’s what we always ignorantly say.  And we’ve allowed our analytical, compartmentalized minds to brainwash our hearts to run on the same autopilot.  Think of all those times you stopped just short of saying or doing something that would’ve delighted your heart.  Delayed gratification ain’t all it’s cracked up to be; because while you’re holding out for the “perfect one” or the “right moment”, your heart loses out on the experiences that would grow it exponentially.  Funny, how you’ll neglect your emotions for the sake of your thoughts.  Isn’t it time to find a balance?  After all, you don’t know how much time you’ve got left.  Folks, the mind is a terrible thing to waste – and so is the heart.  So relinquish the reigns and relish the results.

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman

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SOAPBOX of the week: laundry list love

“You can’t sweep people off their feet, if you can’t be swept off your own.”     – Clarence Day, author
Are you still searching for that “love of your life”?  Waiting for your soulmate to show up and totally knock your socks off?!  And have you noticed that as your patience runs shorter, your number of must-haves runs longer?  I’ll bet your laundry list of expectations net an impossible Ken or Barbie…that virtually no one can measure up to.  If so, perhaps, as you’ve been looking with blinders on, countless loves looked-over you in turn –only experiencing you as a particular, judging and fearful person with a clipboard.  Yikes!  I’m not saying lower your expectations- I’m saying raise your curiosity and open your mind to things unfamiliar and off the list!  You might just be “wowed” by the fabulous, exciting new YOU that emerges…that could have crowds swooning!

Copyright 2008 by Kimberlie Dykeman