Following our heart sounds nice in theory, but when it comes down to it, hearts can be hard to trust. We often want a guarantee that we’re making the right choice or headed in the right direction.
Sometimes we follow other people’s paths because they’re tried and true. Predictability is nice.
The idea of Dharma fits into this. There are different definitions of dharma, but this one by master yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala is laden with truth:
“Dharma is not what you do, not what you should do, not even what you want to do, but what you were born to do.”
Some people know the answer to the question, What is your dharma? Others spend lifetimes trying to find it.
Following your heart will place you on the path to a fulfilling life and a potentially deeply purposeful life.
Here’s 5 inspiring quotes and links to support you as you courageously follow your heart.
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” – Thomas Jefferson
7 Keys to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose (Positively Positive)
“Keep planting yourself. The harvest will come.” – Jon Gordon
Motivation Lies Within Us (Huffington Post)
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
7 Ways to Get Everything You Want Out of Life (Yoganonymous)
“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.” – Joseph Campbell
Go: The Circus Will Make Sense (Elephant Journal)
“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” – Joseph Campbell
Beyond Fear (Care2)