Imagine you are high up in the sky, looking down at somebody walking in a field. The person is moving in ridiculously haphazard directions. Stopping. Starting. Turning left right. Turning around. Repeating.
They are not going in a straight line. They are not finishing anything.
Imagine now you zoom in to a few feet above their head. At that point you see it’s a woman and she isn’t walking randomly at all. In fact, she is following a butterfly.
You watch the expressions on her face. She is getting to know it. How it flies. It’s colours. What it loves. The longer she follows it, the better she gets at knowing what the butterfly wants. She can anticipate where it is going next.
Following your heart is like following a butterfly.
From high up, it might look like you aren’t getting anywhere. Like you’re all over the place and not finishing anything.
Not finishing things may mean you aren’t succeeding on the outside, but it can also mean that you are learning to follow your heart.
And you get that despite from up above, it looking like she was all over the place – a life littered with failures and false starts – was not time wasted. She was doing the same thing the whole time.
That is what following your heart is like. It might look crazy in the outside, but in the inside you’re always doing the same thing. You’re following your butterfly.
Let go of things needing to look sensible on the outside and see your chaos as a perfect sign that you are following your heart.