“Well then, why should I listen to my heart?” asked Santiago. “Because you will never again be able to keep it quiet” replied the Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
Quite often in life our head and heart differ in opinion. One remains grounded with the intent to protect you, whilst the other is a free spirit riddled with hopes and dreams.
The greatest battle I guess, is trying to figure out which to listen to and which to supress, whilst simultaneously trying to figure out if you’ve made the right decision.
I’d like to say that I have always followed my heart, but that is not the case. For the most part, I have mainly been ruled by my head; trying to do the “sensible” things in life and trying to make the “right” decisions for myself and others around me… until I didn’t…
You see, I decided to follow my heart and now there is no going back. It sounds completely ridiculous, and I totally understand the cringing faces and eye rolling. But once you’ve listened to that crazy organ and its irrationality, it’s difficult to silence…
and why would you?
After all, “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say” - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.