What Does Your Heart Say?
I have a plaque that sits on my 3rd floor office window sill. It sits on the sill of the window that looks out over a downtown street in Juneau filled with shops and people. It sits on the window that looks out past the street to the Gastineau channel where orca whales and cruise ships can be seen in the summer months. It sits on the window that looks past the street and the channel to Douglas Island and the mountains beyond. The plaque that sits in that very prominent place says, “What does your Heart say?”
I bought the plaque several years ago when I was living with my oldest sister in Ohio. I had returned from Afghanistan a few months before and left my job in the DC area because it no longer felt right. I was on the brink of starting a Master’s degree in Organizational Development.
The plaque, whose origin I can no longer remember, spoke to me – to my mind and my heart- when I first laid eyes on it. I was at a point where I needed to be reminded daily to check in with my heart, to shift some of my thinking from my head to my heart.
When I moved into my current office, I put the plaque on my desk so that it would face people coming into the room. A few weeks ago, I moved the plaque to my window sill – listening to my heart is a process, a growing ‘edge,’ and I still need the daily reminder. My heart can often fly away like a kite, and staying connected to it, checking in with it, is what keeps me grounded.
I challenge you today and every day to take a moment to say to yourself, “what does my heart say?” Check in with your heart… it will be good for your heart health.
Samantha Dye, MA, PCC
Organizational Consultant & Executive Coach