So far, my 40-day consciousness journeys have been thought-journeys. They have been geared toward expanding my mind, increasing my awareness, and developing my understanding—the means toward the end: Knowing.
The Journeys have done this through guiding thoughts, contemplation, and writing.
I’ve come to understand that my approach is incomplete. If the goal is Knowing I need more than thoughts and thinking. Knowing is unified, whole, entire, complete. Thoughts are just one aspect, one way of knowing. Focusing on the mind, I have in effect, separated myself from other ways of knowing.
I find this humorous—the method of seeking itself has prevented the goal of the seeking!
But, it has also lead me here, ready for new knowings in pursuit of Knowing.
A Journey of the Heart is an exploration. It is more of an adventure than a journey. A journey connotes a path, a plan, an itinerary, a destination. An adventure implies unknowns, unexpected twists and turns, surprises…who knows where I will end up?
An adventure is an inconvenience rightly understood;
an inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. –GK Chesterton
So, why a Journey of the Heart?
My heart says it misses me.
That’s all. Simple.
I really don’t know what to expect. I’m going to let my heart lead. My head is telling me that I will be like a ranting mad-woman. My head is in the back seat for this journey. I may even need to put it in the trunk.
Tomorrow I will do the intention and dedication. Thereafter, the Journey!