Explore Your Heart

When it comes to examining the depths of your heart, your exploration should focus on thoughts and visions of how you’ll live out your purpose.


This process can be fun, thought-provoking, and challenging at the same time. Think of it this way, an inner deep-dive offers you the opportunity to look at your life from a variety of perspectives. Some might be very different from how you are currently living your life. However, having several ideas is great because you have many options.


Exploration can sometimes be challenging.

Many people have difficulty with the exploration process. One challenge encountered may be the surfacing of feelings of guilt over thinking about “self” in a progressive way, especially when one may be consumed with the cares of meeting the needs of family. Another challenge may be the blockage of thinking or feeling unworthy of having more, which results in remaining stuck in the same patterns.
This untruth may have been planted by self or others in childhood or adolescence. A third reason may be that one has lost sight of what he or she has always wanted to accomplish, because LIFE got in the way of hopes and dreams.

Sometimes, a little help can go a long way.

On occasion, assistance is needed to help one with the exploration process. A Vision Coach, Life Coach, Counselor, or Mentor can help facilitate pushing past the guilt or the blockage, replacing faulty thinking, and guiding the client to clarity regarding the vision for one’s life.

Make heart exploration a habit.

Exploring should be done frequently so you don’t lose sight of your goals and dreams. This keeps you in tune with self and the desires of your heart. Even if the things you think about aren’t feasible to pursue at this stage in life, write them down. Writing your thoughts in a notebook or journal will allow you to revisit them when you feel the time is right. The key is to be open to all possibilities and not limit yourself to only what you feel you can do.

Now, Go Explore!

About the author

Toren N. Turner, M.A., LPC, is a Vision Coach, Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over fifteen years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness. She is an artist, illustrator, author, mom and entrepreneur who has a passion for empowering people.

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