I received an email the other day from someone who was asking me to justify the sanity of leaving a secure, well-paying job to follow one’s heart. I can certainly understand the question because it is one that stayed lodged in my head for a long time. Yet now that it has been two years since I made such a leap, I find myself completely on the other side of the fence. I ask how one can justify denying one’s heart for the sake of money.
Following one’s heart is not a frivilous desire or act. It’s actually quite the opposite. It’s an owning up to be responsible to your spirit to live the life it wishes to express. It’s a following through on the will that was placed within you when you were created. You can choose to deny this God-given purpose as long as you want. Yet your denial of it doesn’t make it go away. It just means that you’ve chosen not to let your soul come alive.
Let me ask you this. Do you really want to make your life all about the money?