Trust Your Heart, No Matter What

Sometimes I marvel at the way the world works. How some people seem to have everything handed to them. To get everything they want in life. To flaunt it. Their happiness. Or their perceived happiness, anyways.

And then there are the people who struggle. Who show up everyday. Try their best. Do their best. Good people. But life is not easy for them. They hurt easily. Some of them have lived a thousand years, it seems. Fighting day in and day out. Fighting in this game of life. Fighting for happiness.

Sometimes happiness seems so far away, like something you will never have. Maybe it’s been heartbreak after heartbreak. Maybe it’s a life surrounded by loss or a deep fear of not being good enough. When you can’t seem to pick yourself up, listen to your intuition. Follow your heart.

Your heart knows before anyone else. Your heart will always lead the way. It will lead you to happiness. It may lead to some pain, but it will always be your guide.

Trust your heart when you don’t know where to go. When you don’t know what to believe. Follow your heart and know that it will bring you exactly where you need to be.

Those nights you can’t sleep? When your heart seems to be beating at a million beats per minute? When you can’t drown out those thoughts in your head? Remember to breathe. Trust where you are. Know that you are where you need to be in your life.

People tell you to do all kinds of things. They make you to believe you’re crazy. That you aren’t where you need to be. Don’t fall into the trap. Don’t believe them.

Do you feel lost? Confused? Wondering if you’re doing the right thing? Are you feeling complacent in life? We all do sometimes. Just believe that things come together. Eventually they will. You just need to be strong and trust the process.

Nobody has their shit together. Some of us pretend better than others. We all have been hurt deeply. We all have hurt others deeply, too. We are all just doing the best we can.

Your heart has the answers. Ones you may not even know that you need. Your heart is stronger than anything. And it will not fail you. It may bend or break, figuratively, but a heart still beats. It beats with every failure. Every milestone.

No matter where you are, be proud. Smile. You have made it this far. And you have a lot further to go. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

About the author

Kristin Rattigan

Chicago born and raised. Stay strong but sweet.