Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to follow Your Heart sure you’re not a robot. Listening to your heart is not always easy, especially in a busy and demanding culture. But in spite of life trying to pull you in a million directions, there are ways you can carve out a sacred space for yourself.

You can do your best to live according to your heart’s desire, which will help you enjoy the life you live and be more present to the people around you. Make a list of things you want to accomplish. A “bucket list” can help you figure out which direction your heart wants to go in. This list can be a great source of inspiration when you are searching for meaningful events to work toward in your life.

The first step to getting in touch with your heart in a deeper way is to give your heart the time and space to speak up. It’s important to sit still without distractions for your heart to be able to let itself be heard. You may want to create an intentional place where you can go to just sit. Once you’ve set the right conditions, you can begin to do the work of being mindfully open to your heart. You may want to ask yourself a question, such as “what am I feeling under the surface right now? Wait a while after you ask the question to see if a response bubbles up from your heart.

This kind of practice will help your heart, and your inner desire, express itself. Once you’ve cleared the space and asked what’s going on inside you, pay attention to what your body answers with. Don’t try to explore it, just notice it from a distance. For instance, you may feel a tightness in your chest when you ask what’s going on underneath the surface. Put a handle on the sensation. This is usually in the form of a word or short phrase.

For instance, you can say “tightness” or “chest pressure” or “tension. Keep trying words out until it seems to fit the sensation. Go back and forth between the sensation and the word that describes it. Check and see how they interact.