Posted by: mylovingheart | November 3, 2012

Learning the Steps to This Dance!


Recently I think about the path that I am on.  Stopping to think about just where I have been that got me to this place in my life.  What did I learn along the way.  What did I have to let go in order to be at this exact point in my life.  How much did I have to turn off in my head in order to follow my heart.  When everything in your life changes, you just want so much to figure out the steps to this dance called “life”.  My question is always “What is your heart telling you it wants for you?”.  Are you willing to expand your heart to let love in, but most of all to go out and let all that love you have come pouring out.

Recently I read the book “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho which is a fable about following your dreams.  For such a small book it has so much insight.  This particular part of the book just jumped out at me:

Everyone on earth has a treasure that awaits him” his heart said.  “We, people’s hearts, seldom say much about those treasures, because people no longer want to go in search of them.  We speak of them only to children.  Later, we simply let life proceed, in it’s own direction, toward its own fate.  But, unfortunately,very few follow the path laid out for them–the path to their destinies, and to happiness.  Most people see the world as a threatening place, and because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place……“Why don’t people’s hearts tell them to continue to follow their dreams?” the boy asked the alchemist.  “Because that’s what makes a heart suffer most, and hearts don’t like to suffer.”

All I could think was “WOW” how many people are willing to even think about the treasures in their heart and are willing to follow them.  Over the last year all I could think about was “what do you want.”  What do you want your life to look like.  What I realized during my husband’s illness I had stopped dreaming.  Thinking what was the point, I was not going to get it nor did I think I deserved it.  Then after he died, I thought the only thing I wanted was for him to still be here.  With that realization my heart had to choose a new path.  My heart was saying now I want you to have no fear and start thinking about what you do want. I took out a piece of paper and started writing them down. What I found is that I want for the most part simple things:  A few are:

I want….. to be happy, to be in love, to find the joy in the little things, to embrace this new beginning I have been given, to forgive, to continue to see the gift of life, to trust in God’s timing and have faith in his promises, to let go and let God, to be loved back, to choose life, to never stop having passion for what I believe in, to have hope for what is yet to come into my life, and to accept God’s will over my own will….

As a side note:  Take out a piece of paper and just create a “I want” list. It is great to see what comes flowing out.

When I allowed myself to go to that place of allowing me to think about what I wanted, I found all of the treasures and dreams in my heart. With that new knowledge, I am getting closer to learning the steps to this dance and find that I have a new sweet song in my heart.  A friend recently introduced me to a song called “Little Miss” by Sugarland.  A line in the song I have adopted–Little Miss big old heart beats wide open, she’s ready now for love.

I think that our hearts don’t have to suffer when it is filled with all the love that God has placed there.  He has given you that love in order for you to go out and follow your dreams, and most of all to give that love to others!


  1. This is so incredible Janet! I LOVE this graphic!!! You are so inspiring and help make each day brighter with your presence in it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to yours….

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