DailyBlog : Knowing In Your Heart What Is Right

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For the sake of blogging and self-exploration and contemplation, I’ve been slowly making my way through answering questions from this list

Today’s Question: How do you find the strength to do what you know in your heart is right?

I feel like this is a strangely worded question. Strength? I don’t know that strength has anything to do with making a choice in regards to your “heart” (I interpret that to mean your conscience in this question) but rather, wisdom and maybe a bit of a humble outlook on life. I’ve definitely gone through situations where I wanted something and believed it to be the right path for me only to feel like I had to fight tooth and nail every single step of the way and I was definitely not happy in the struggle. I viewed it as fighting for what I wanted and being determined, but ultimately it wasn’t where I was supposed to be. I had to hit rock bottom to figure that out, but once I did, I let go of what I thought I wanted and just paid attention to what made me feel at peace both with myself and with the immediate world I allowed myself to be surrounded by. Again I wouldn’t use the word strength to describe arriving at that level of self-awareness and self-respect, but I think once you let go of outside influences telling you what you should want out of life or your future or anything else and you think back to when you were a child and what brought you happiness, in the end, we all in some way or another wind up back at our roots once we reach some degree of inner-peace. Now I just view forks in the road ahead of me and ask myself “What choice will make today and tomorrow be as peaceful for me as possible?” That’s how I do what, in my heart, I believe to be right.

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