― Howard Thurman
I have recently discovered the writings of Howard Thurman - so many wonderful thoughts that really reverberate with my own feelings - so affirmative to read.
We are beating up our world through our addiction to consume. To buy pointless things and throw them away. To earn lots of money and then have to earn more...and more... and more.... what? More what?
I am so lucky to be able to follow my heart - to make music with my flute and to touch on beautiful moments frequently - with fellow musicians, with my students, with audiences, with my friends, my family, with myself, and with simply the company of the energy of the room.
Many circumstances can make it harder to follow your heart - ill health, financial need, social inequality, discrimination, conflict - I pour love out of my heart in gratefulness for my situation in which I am able to hear my heart.