12/17/11

Discover Your Heartlight


“Think of it like—like your imagination. All you need to do to go someplace in your imagination is to imagine it. Right? Then—presto!—you arrive there, faster than light. That’s how heartlight works.”
-T.A. Barron, Heartlight (pg. 33).

Blended of spirituality and science, Heartlight tells the story of Kate and her journey to understand the energy the fuels all living things. On my shelf, I place this book among Lois Lowry’s and Madeline L’Engle’s of the world for infusing insight and true emotion into a fantastical children's story.

Although not necessarily called “heartlight," I believe that everyone possesses something that fuels his or her life. Artists and romantics call it “passion,” others their purpose or hobby. A lucky few know what theirs is. For others, patience and insight can lead to its discovery.

Through reading and writing stories we explore people’s innate motives, conflicts, and aspirations. Although I don't consider myself a religious person, perhaps my spirituality is the study and appreciation of human life.

If you have yet to find your passion, pay attention to what piques your interest, what makes you lean forward during conversations, or what leaves you feeling contented. It’s important to take half-seconds to acknowledge your responses to life.

For clues to your Heartlight, check out this article from iNeedMotivation. The answers to its questions are key to discovering your true life passions: 7 Questions To Finding Your True Passion




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