“In order to start, we must make a decision. This decision is a commitment to daily self-cultivation. We must make a strong connection to our inner selves outside matters are superfluous.” — Ding Ming-Dao, 365 Tao
I wish “listen to your heart” didn’t sound so trite. It’s such an important principle.
Listening to your heart means committing to who you want to be. It means committing to your practice and continuing, no matter what challenges you face along the way.
In order to create change, we must commit.
Commit to respecting your dreams.
Commit to following through with your values.
And commit to stand up when you fail.
Otherwise, anything that comes our way might tempt us and distract us from our main task.