Trust What You Know

This is an excerpt from the book Journey to the Heart by Melanie Beattie:

"As you grow, as you evolve, as you continue on this journey, you’ll discover many special abilities, gifts, and powers. One is an increased knowingness. We will begin to understand events and people on a level much deeper than we experienced before.

We will begin to know the feeling of a person, place, or thing. We will begin to feel its energy, not just its matter or physical form. We’ll talk to a person for a while and know if that person feels trapped, feels like a victim, or feels free. We’ll know if a place holds energy that’s good for us. Or we’ll know that the energy isn’t right for us, doesn’t complement our needs. We won’t judge. We’ll just  know. And we’ll know what to do.

Powers appear when we open the heart. We find the powers of love, comfort, faith, joy. There are other powers, too, that come along the way. One of these is the quiet power of trusting what we know.”



You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat Pray Love

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Time

The truth is, this world at times is chaotic, tragic, and unexpected.  As a result, there is a certain numbness that has swallowed many people who feel they don’t have a purpose, or who are forever unsatisfied. Some chase happiness as if it is made of new cars, money, power, shopping malls, or fancy homes. Unfortunately the raw, emotional act of being “present” is cast aside, and people forget what it means to be in the moment. It’s incredibly hard these days to filter out the bullshit and narrow down what’s real. Daily life that involves deadlines, schedules, and little free time to actually just “be” has put people at high levels of stress. Time becomes just numbers on a clock, rather than the here and now. That’s why it is unbelievably important to know what you value- to recognize those people, places, or experiences that you care about. To put those things first that you hold close to your heart. If you have a chance to reflect on your life before you leave this world, what will you be thankful for? As the saying goes, you most certainly won’t wish that you spent more time at the office.

Take the time to laugh, grow, love, and explore. And never waste an opportunity to tell the people you care about how much light they bring into your life.


To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty



If we can write or sing or create in some way, even when we are dealing with difficulties or pain, then it becomes something bigger than ourselves — and often beautiful.
Brenda Peterson