Guard Your Heart From All Destroyers
It’s not a strong body that sustains you, although you need one. It’s not even a strong mind that will keep you swinging in the fight with life, although mental toughness is vital to your surviving and thriving.
What sustains you is your heart, and by that I’m not referring to the organ that perpetually beats in your chest. Your heart is much deeper than your physical body, and it is much more controlling than your thoughts.
Your Heart is What Sustains You
Your heart is the center of your personality—it’s what fuels and creates the multiplicity of characteristics that make up who you are. Whether you’re moody, jovial, angry, easily frustrated, or shy, it is your heart that energizes any and all manifestations of your personality.
Your heart is what sustains you. Even when your body is exhausted, injured, or ill, a strong heart will keep you thriving. Even when your mind is unable to make sense out of your circumstances, your heart will keep you pushing forward because you know that if you persevere, things will eventually make sense.
You can live free from the torments of negative thinking, depression, stress, and confusion once you understand and apply the principles of real and lasting change. Discover those principles in these in-depth teachings from C. J., The Metal Motivator, in “The Living Free Pack.” Click to learn more and hear audio samples.
Your Heart is Where Your Vision Resides
Your heart is where your power of vision resides. It’s where you truly believe for what you’ve always wanted. Your heart is the sacred place that people can easily defile as they hurl their filthy arrows of criticism at you. Your heart, therefore, should have the most reinforced defenses you can build. Here are three ways to guard your heart:
- Destroy every negative thought as soon as it appears in your mind, because when it first appears is when it’s weakest. Allow it to dwell and it will seep down into your heart and reinforce the areas in which you most desire change.
- Arrest and examine every critical word that someone speaks to you, but do it within 24 hours of them saying it. Go home and write down what they said, because you need to see it on paper. If it’s on paper, you can argue with it and it becomes less personal. Then, write a response that refutes it. Don’t send it to them. The exercise is for your benefit alone.
- Check what comes out of your own mouth. Try to put a lid on the endless stream of negativity that proceeds from your heart because it only strengthens those beliefs. What you say proceeds from what you believe, but if you continually say it, you only reinforce those beliefs.
Sometimes it feels like the whole world is conspiring together to poison your heart—the center of your vision and personal power. In actuality, it’s not. This is just life, but it’s why you must stand a vigilant guard to watch over the treasure within.
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