How many of us truly speak from the heart? Not through a filtered lens, glassed window, technology device or cage of distractions, but purely from our heart straight to others. I have thought this for quite a long time, and have always been intrigued in the way we present ourselves a certain way with people. It makes me realise, what are we hiding? Why do we feel the need to cover our true selves, and most of all, why do we need to cover our weaknesses and mistakes, when it reminds us that we are all human. Especially in the adult world, how many lies are probably told each day in order to hide something? As a sensitive person, I can feel (though, not always) when someone is trying to fit in or aren’t speaking from their heart. The level of emotion, sensitivity, facial expression, eyes or content of speech sometimes gives a clue.
In a society, where talking from the mind is normal and expected, it is easily forgotten to speak from the heart. It is often seen as too emotional, but imagination and creativity all comes from the heart. As mentioned in an article here, children are very often suppressed at a young age to take in facts and neglect their full creativity. The idea that showing emotions is weak becomes more apparent, when it certainly isn’t true. From meeting many new people over the years, since leaving high school, it’s interesting to see the way we interact with one another. The ability to see if someone is speaking from the heart does not need too much thought, because it’s more something that is felt. Words that touch. Words that make you feel and affect you in a different way.
If we were to only speak in a way to impress others or to live for others sake, then how could we ever live a fulfilling life? The heart is honest, kind and good. It’s easy to become trapped into the way things go and to follow the crowd. It’s easy to live a life based around materials, possessions, online and physical image. But it can never truly complete your true purpose if the only reason is to fit in or to be someone you aren’t. A part of me wishes that there would be less systematic talking and emotionless conversations. For the world to be a better place, we must first start from the heart.