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Ending the 40 day Heart Journey


During our second journey this year, we discussed the defense mechanisms we have to guard our hearts. As long as we use them in a healthy manner, they do the job they were created to perform. We also discussed the need to live from love and not fear. We discussed that anger, rage, cynicism and other negative emotions are just our way of expressing fear. Fear is extinguished with love just as dark is extinguished with light. To determine if you are choosing love over fear, measure your inner peace.

If you are in a place of peace, you are in a place of love.  If you are experiencing a psychic sunburn because of past pain experiences, do not despair. You are not alone. Use some of the tools listed in the last 40 days to return your setting away from pain and toward love. If you want more writing exercises consider the following:

  1. Make a list of the 10 defining moments in your life
  2. Make a list of the 7 critical choices in your life
  3. Make a list of the 5 pivotal people in your life.

Once you have your list, write about what caused them to make the list. What caused them to be the defining moments, the critical choices, and the pivotal people in your life? Were these choices make from love or fear?  If some were fear-based decisions, did you learn anything from the last 40-days’ postings to help you?  Let me know, and I’ll keep  you posted on my journey too.



Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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