The heart and the mind are complementary parts of a system that can create a life full of contentment. Like the story of a lame man and a blind man helping each other cross a busy road, the heart can see the way to fulfillment and the mind can take you there. The heart needs the mind to manifest its vision and the mind needs the heart to intelligently guide its efforts.
Search your heart for the answer to the following question: What matters most to you?
I’ve posted the Values Hierarchy Exercise on the Downloads page to help you answer this. You can also directly download it by clicking here.
Only you can answer this question, because your values are just that – yours. However, the company you keep and those who know you best can help you answer the next question you must ask yourself – what talents and skills do you have? Ability is largely objective and by asking the opinion of those you respect and those who know you well you, a picture of your individual talents and skills should begin to emerge. Your talents and skills reflect your capacity to manifest your heart's vision.
Next, reflect on how you routinely spend your time in light of the previous questions.
If there’s a disparity between the things you value most and the amount of time you devote to them, your heart and your mind aren’t working together as closely as they could be. If this is the case, the upside is that your quality of life can get better than it already is.
BODY – MIND – SPIRIT