A Heart Life
I don’t want to do shallow, I don’t want to do mediocre.
And then it came to me.
Live from your heart.
And you never will.
It’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right.
Put your hands on heart.
And breathe in, and breathe out.
And when I put my hand in yours when we walk, which is a pretty normal, even unconscious thing to do, I’ll take a breath, touch your hand from my heart. And in a moment something more is there. In just one breathe.
And before I get in the car in the morning I’ll look at the sky, look at the light, look at what’s around me, and take a breath, and ask life, how can I live a little, just a little more from my heart.
And then carry on with the day.
And in the day, whatever I’m doing, I’ll stop every now and then, even in a meeting, even on the shops, even with the kids, and I’ll breathe. I’ll breathe into my heart.
And before I take a sip of that morning coffee, or lunch, or dinner, or apple, or chocolate, and make sure it’s good quality dark chocolate, I’ll take a breath, one breath, and I’ll feel it in my heart.
And when I’m going to touch you, when I’m going to kiss you, when we’re going to make love, even it it’s a quickie because it’s late and we’re tired, and we don’t have time for an hour of sensual touch, I’ll take a breath, and put it in my heart, and I’ll take another breathe, and I’ll breathe it to you.
And when I think about myself, when I think about my life, when I think about what I’d like it to be, I’ll take breath, maybe a few, and I’ll put my hand on my heart, and I’ll ask, if I loved myself, how would I live, what would I do?
And every day, every single day, with a moment, and then more moments, of touching my heart to connect me, and a breath, and then a few more breaths to take me deeper, I’ll see how my life will change.
And I’ll see how it could be a heart life.