I love Paulo Coelho. He's my favorite author, and his books have definitely spoken to my heart, inspired my soul, and supported me along the personal growth journey. I remember reading The Alchemist for the first time, crying because all the things I was thinking and feeling, wondering if I was crazy for thinking and feeling them, were suddenly written down in a book. Maybe it was the timing of that first reading and the right words at the right time, but Paulo Coelho will always hold a special place in my heart. Forever. I love this quote. Listen to your heart, gut, intuition, whatever you want to call it, just listen to it. So many people ignore their heart and listen only to their head. There must be balance. I do believe that we are connected to some current of life, and our heart/intuition is what guides us by the information of that current. Our heart tells us when something isn't right, when we need to pause and honor feelings, when we need to make changes in our lives. If we ignore the heart, it will become louder and louder until we can't ignore it any longer, possibly doing damage in the process. Get quiet. Make space in your life for reflection so you can hear what the heart is trying to tell you, and allow yourself to be guided by it. Happy weekend.