“Initiated men and women don’t chase what they desire, they marry what they follow, they raise up what they love.” ~Martin Prechtel
All too often, we get hypnotized into chasing our dreams in the material world, then settle for an overwhelming day-to-day experience of getting on to the next task in hopes of feeling accomplished, or at least a little better than we feel in the moment. What happens when we live this way is what we see so predominately in our society today. We get depressed and/or anxious. We loose sleep either self-imposed through striving or because of worrying. We have poor digestion resulting in a variety of consequences from reflux to autoimmune conditions.
What does it mean to “Marry what they follow?” Perhaps it means making a deep, penetrating commitment daily about what our own precious heart values. Often what our heart values is contribution, gratitude, connection, slowing down, and feeling deeply. Through daily heart checking in and daily commitment, the precious heart values are “Raise up.” What would it feel like to stop chasing? What would it feel like to marry our own hearts? What would if feel like to raise up what we love?