“Maireann croí éadrom I bhfad. / A light heart lives longest.” ~ Irish Proverb
Irish wisdom is among the finest in the World…
“Maireann croí éadrom I bhfad. / A light heart lives longest.”
The lighter the heart, the longer the life. ‘Tis a simple statement and yet it holds such immense wisdom. Of course, the way the Irish say it is much lovelier (and yes, I am quite biased!).
When we hold on to anger, to hate, to pessimism, and to all things disagreeable we weigh down our hearts. These feelings of discontent are so heavy and are really too great a burden to carry around for long.
Out hearts and our souls were made to fly free, weightless and soaring. Yes, love is a mighty emotion, one that can at times cause pain and anguish, but that weight is not one meant for the long term.
The pain of love, I strongly believe, is there as a reminder of how much love we are truly capable of. When my heart is on fire, mourning the loss of someone or something I adore beyond measure, I find a certain comfort in my ability to love so fiercely and fully. The loss may never leave and the ache in my heart may not completely heal, but, oh, the love that remains is so worth it.
I have tears in my eyes right now simply recalling come of those aches and the wish of my very being to have that one more minute, that one more chance to hold near me those who have already moved beyond this mortal realm. It hurts so much and yet there is such a warmth and bittersweet joy in it. To have had that amount of love and to be able to still have it, even if differently, is divinity in action.
When I embrace that kind of thought process, my heart lightens and lifts and knows that I am still capable and worthy of even more love.
The same goes for troubled and troubling times and situations. My heart can weight heavy, but when I take stock of my abilities to change and create better, it lifts and soars with the possibilities. I am the creator of my life and my legacy, and I am the keeper of my heart.
There may be a multitude of reasons to be weighed down with a heavy heart, but there are just as many, if not more, reasons to have a light heart. The real question is which do you choose?
Namaste ~ Ella
~ Monday Mantras are positive words of wisdom, insight and joy to add a bit of cheer to the start of your week and any day you need a bit of a pick-me-up! For even more inspiration please check out my Monday Mantras Pinterest Board and my Quote-spirational Board!