Housekeeping For Your Heart

Because I Overcame

We hold onto many things throughout our lives, not all of them are good for us. Do some housekeeping for your heart.

Look into the emotions you hold onto. Release any that are negative. Hatred, anger, fear, worry and jealousy should have no shelf within, they should be purged and discarded. These emotions do nothing to help your light shine, when held onto for too long they turn you away from the happy free spirit you were meant to be.

When you hold on to hatred and anger, you leave little room for love. You focus on the negative. The only person that is harmed is you because often the other person has gone their way. If they haven’t, then by hanging onto your anger you are pushing them away. Explain your feelings to the other party if you can and then let it go. Anger that festers makes for a bitter and moody person. Hatred puts a shield around your heart leaving it harder for love to get through.

If you are afraid and worry all the time, you actually steal your own joy. Worrying won’t change the circumstances, and fear won’t change the experience. Some become so crippled with fear that they cannot go out and do things that would otherwise bring them much joy. After a while they believe there is no way they will find happiness and often they believe they do not even deserve to be happy. The reality is they do but they are preventing themselves from experiencing it, filling up their heart with emotions that won’t change anything. Someone once told me that worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but you go nowhere.

Our emotional hearts are meant to love and to be loved; to find joy and be a source of joy to others. When we clutter it with negative emotions we begin to squeeze all the positive emotions into the corner. Like a closet with too many old clothes that no longer fit, you must purge the negativity and air yourself out.

You deserve to be happy. You deserve to have joy throughout your day. The only one who can make room for these is you. So do a little assessment and decide if it is time to do a little housekeeping for your heart.

Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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