Where the heart is…
I wrote New Green a few days ago, a reflection on the importance of renewal as a style of life, with the intention of enjoying the possibilities and developments, and be in constant innovation and evolution, which will lead us to enjoy our permanent existence.
As a result of this reflection, I received comments that allowed me to continue my epistemological process, which of course, always generates other ideas that I will share, with the intention of keeping that going and coming to help build and strengthen.
The comment of Alfredo Hernandez Flores: “… the happiest place is where our heart is” aroused my reflective curiosity, as his statement made me think that if the happiest place is where the heart is, then we have to know where it is.
So as if it were an emotional investigation or introspection, I decided to answer: What is, for me, the happiest place? This is also why I invite you to search and share where is your heart?
I can tell you that my heart has been in Durango and Oaxaca, so those have been my happiest places. And with the same certainty I can say that now I have my heart in Sonora because the people that I love the most are here and what I do here, makes me happy.
Nevertheless, I yearn those places, either by the family, their people or culture, when I visit them, I wish I would live there again, although I know for sure I wouldn’t do it soon, I must admit that they remain in my heart.
And to know, adapt, love, live and be happy, it is what we should do where we are, trying with all our heart that this place is the best, because as we are able to love more, without the love is over, there are many places where you can have your heart.
Where is your heart? It is important that you know because when you know what you like, what gives you satisfaction and fulfillment, you can do something about it. And that helps us to strengthen the minor details to overcome them by a higher motive.
And while there are those like my friend Salvador, from Oaxaca, they left their heart with a loved one, or like my beautiful friend Azucena, who despites living in Guerrero has her heart where the spirit dictates, where the pain of the tragedy requires its embrace and its prayer.
Some people will also consider other elements, such as an ecstasy landscape, like the recently discovered paradise for me: La Manga in San Carlos Nuevo Guaymas, a place where I could easily leave my heart, for the tranquility.
I began my reflection with a question: where is my heart? but I ended up calling it “Where the Heart Is …” just a game of words that has led me to conclude that we are happy because we choose to be so, not because we don’t say “no” to happiness.
And no people, properties, situations, or something from outside will bring us happiness unless we decide to open the doors of our soul to what exists and enjoy it in its proper dimension, with the confidence that where the heart is we will find the reason for being happy.
Spanish version here.