Follow your heart (?)

Follow your heart (?)

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay
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Ramblings of a raging mind.

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Follow your heart. 
But ... 

what if - you don't know the path your heart wants to follow -- 

what if - you've lost the trail  --

what if - you find yourself at crossroads --

what if - your heart is split on which way to go --


what if - the path you choose, turns out to be ... a dead end? 



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What makes life so meaningful is the idea that nothing in the future is certain. Our fates are filled with bountiful opportunities that are waiting to be discovered, yet, if we as humans only fear the future, then our lives are stripped of meaning. I'm a bit wary of taking risks, but those risks are a factor that defines life and builds courage. We shouldn't be afraid to "bathe in the mist", as a literature teacher once told me. Dive in and experience it all, the pain and joy. There's always a light at the end of the road (sorry, that was too cliche!). Before I ramble on any longer, great job on this!



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

And what if you've taken the risk, experienced joy out of it and now are left with the pain only?..... read more
Sapientiam

4 Months Ago

That is true, but should we live in fear of every bad circumstance that may happen?

I.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Interesting. You leave me thinking over that...



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Many questions are posed in this piece, and as always I really like how you make the reader think about what you have written. (at least me anyway)

But I have a question too - What if - you don't try at all.

Short, but sweet review I know. But your work is still of a very high quality.

Mark.



Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Mark! So nice to see you around here and back! :))

An interesting question indeed. I.. read more
I love it. So many people come across these struggles and questions in life. The heart is very strong and sometimes it leads us to dead ends and dangers.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Aye, so it does...
Thank you for appreciating, Tamika 😊
A dead could be considered a lesson for us to learn from our mistakes of following or not following our heart
Such a well written, strong and beautiful piece!
Well done Yumna, keep it up!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Hm yeah, it could be...
Thank you for your thoughts here, Shaan. I appreciate it.
Mr.Writer

4 Months Ago

No problem Yumna! :)
I love the question that this poses. Saying "follow your heart" is one of those things easier said than done ... besides, my heat's pretty dumb at times, haha.
I agree with Sapientiam in that nothing is certain. No matter what strategy we use in life, whether it be following our hearts or our minds, we will have to endure pain. In the book "Man's Search for Meaning," I read that suffering ceases to be so once one finds its meaning. I don't entirely agree with that idea, but it has given me insight on how to use pain for personal growth. Everything can have a reason if you're willing to search for it.

You wrote beautifully by the way!

- William Liston

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Yes, I think so too about the easier said than done part... and yeah ditto about the heart being dum.. read more
i guess dead ends are possible more times than not...but i also feel like the heart will make its own decisions...and we are riding it like a backpack on a shoulder...going where it takes us.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Sometimes even the heart doesn't know what to follow...
Thank you for your words, Jacob.
I think we all feel this way at some point in our lives, both men and women. I thought this was beautiful, however, you can never go wrong when you follow your heart, even if it leads you down a dead end, it only means that that is where you are suppose to be right now. Otherwise I loved it.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

So maybe it all comes down to fate...
Thank you for your insight here. I appreciate it.
All the "what ifs" that plague us and stop us from following our heart, the poet eloquently expresses here. The answers? We won't know until we take the risk...if we reach a "dead end", at least we will have loved, and learned...

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Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

I don't think all dead ends end with us learning and loving. Some lead to regrets, more so everlasti.. read more
Follow it once. If it leads you astray - grrrr....get a heart transplant !
Like Sapientiam says though, there are no guarantees in this worldand it's pretty much all trial and error.
I really like this. It was me many years ago.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Me neither ;) 30 would be a good age to leave by my standards lol
Tony Jordan

4 Months Ago

30 is the new 20 !!
Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Hahah Si, Signore ;) :p
What makes life so meaningful is the idea that nothing in the future is certain. Our fates are filled with bountiful opportunities that are waiting to be discovered, yet, if we as humans only fear the future, then our lives are stripped of meaning. I'm a bit wary of taking risks, but those risks are a factor that defines life and builds courage. We shouldn't be afraid to "bathe in the mist", as a literature teacher once told me. Dive in and experience it all, the pain and joy. There's always a light at the end of the road (sorry, that was too cliche!). Before I ramble on any longer, great job on this!



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

And what if you've taken the risk, experienced joy out of it and now are left with the pain only?..... read more
Sapientiam

4 Months Ago

That is true, but should we live in fear of every bad circumstance that may happen?

I.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Interesting. You leave me thinking over that...
we must follow our heart...and yes, take risks.
otherwise there's no learning.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

4 Months Ago

Oh but taking risks has its consequences, be mindful of that fact ;)
Thank you. I appreciate .. read more
Wajiha Nayeem

4 Months Ago

heheh...true you.

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