following your heart

whats love got to do, got to do with it?

I thought it only fair I share the latest song playing in my head, courtesy of Tina Turner’s What’s Love Got To Do With It (got to do with it).

I assume my musical squatter has nestled in courtesy of my current quest to create a life where love play’s a more central role (in my work, life and relationships).  It’s like some sneaky subliminal prod that’s wedged itself in and isn’t interested in leaving until I answer it.

So at random times of the day I find myself singing – What’s love got to do, got to do with it, What’s love but a second hand emotion, What’s love got to do, got to do with it, Who needs a heart, When a heart can be broken.  Yes. That’s what I’ve been singing.  And I even did a spoken word performance to my family at the dinner table yesterday.  It’s fresh.

I find it odd as I’m on board with love, heart and emotion.  I am.  I’ve redirected my life to focus on doing what I love, I have a blog about heart.  I express my feelings and I don’t relate to the lyric ‘What’s love but a second hand emotion’.  Yet after a few days on rotation that verse had me peering a little deeper, it had me rolling under and huddling in.  And it turns out, I relate a little bit more than I thought.

It took Tina on loop for me to think about it.  And too not assume I live a life of love, heart and adventure just because I say I do, because they’re  the values I strongly align too.    On closer inspection, once I dropped my defences (and no longer needed to be right) those values revealed themselves to unwittingly be a walking stick and not the pair of sneakers I thought they were.

Turns out they’re values I want in my life, that I’m working on bringing in, though they’re still travelling north and have yet to arrive safely home.  Makes a lot of sense now I’m on the other side of my initial heart investigation.  A lot of sense to the stumbles, blocks and challenges I’ve been enjoying on my pursuit to live freely in what I love.

So lets get to the heart of the matter – what’s love got to do with your work, life and relationships?  How do you love – unconditionally, occasionally, conditionally?  Do you let vulnerability be part of your world?

Heart, the home of self – how at home are you in your heart?

I thought it only fair I ask you the questions I’m asking myself.  I’ll keep you posted on what I find along the way.  And would love to hear how you’re travelling your hearts path.

Love and Light.


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