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Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul

By  Melody Beattie

Publisher  HarperSanFrancisco

ISBN  9780062511218

Published in  Self-Help/Spiritual, Self-Help/Personal Transformation, Religion & Spirituality/New Age, Health, Mind & Body/Psychology & Counseling

eBook  Kindle Edition

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JANUARY 1

Honor the Beginning

Beginnings can be delicate or explosive. They can start almost invisibly or arrive with a big bang. Beginnings hold the promise of new lessons to be learned, new territory to be explored, and old lessons to be recalled, practiced, and appreciated. Beginnings hold ambiguity, promise, fear, and hope.

Don't let the lessons, the experiences of the past, dampen your enthusiasm for beginnings. Just because it's been hard doesn't mean it will always be that difficult. Don't let the heartbreaks of the past cause you to become cynical, close you off to life's magic and promise. Open yourself wide to all that the universe has to say.

Let yourself begin anew. Pack your bags. Choose carefully what you bring, because packing is an important ritual. Take along some humility and the lessons of the past. Toss in some curiosity and excitement about what you haven't yet learned. Say your good-byes to those you're leaving behind. Don't worry who you will meet or where you will go. The way has been prepared. The people you are to meet will be expecting you. A new journey has begun. Let it be magical. Let it unfold.

All parts of the journey are sacred and holy.

Take time now to honor the beginning.

JANUARY 2

Map Your Own journey

Go on your own journey. Don't let others hold you back; don't hold them back. Don't judge their journey, and don't let them judge yours.

All persons are free to have the experiences their souls lead them to. Many of us started our journey by having the experiences others thought we should. Some of us tried to dictate the lessons and adventures of others, too. This caused pain and confusion for all. Learning those lessons, the lessons of setting each other free, became an important part of our journey But now we're on to a new part.

Pack your bags. Get out your map. Don't worry about where you'll go and what you'll see. Go where your heart leads. Your soul knows the way. It will speak quietly through the voice of your heart, your wisdom, your intuition. Listen to the voice, the quiet voice within, that assures you you're safe. You will meet and learn from everyone you need to along the way. Don't limit your own experiences. Don't limit the experiences of those you love, or those you meet along the way.

Start today to follow your heart.

Map out your own journey.

Have the adventure of a lifetime.

(Continues...)

Excerpted from "Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul" by Melody Beattie. Copyright © 1996 by Melody Beattie. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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