“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” -Sylvia Plath
Your heart beats, and it knows many things. It knows that you are here, that you are alive. That you are human, and that you are here for a reason. It knows that you exist, and that it wants to fight for you to continue to live, to breathe, and to be. To fulfill the important things that you are here to do, and that only you can do. I am, I am, I am.
I am here and so are you.
I stumbled upon this quote from Sylvia Plath yesterday, in an introduction to a meditation session. It struck me immediately. Trying to slow down your mind, to focus on your connection to the universe, to exist with less effort and less tumult—that has always been my goal with meditation. And here it was, this most lovely expression of connection and purpose. A heart that reminds you quietly, I am here. Do you notice me?
This quote comes from The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel. It is a heavy read, dealing with mental illness and suicide attempts. Throughout the novel the protagonist, Esther, recognizes the beating of her heart as her body wanting to go on, despite her mind’s pain and struggles. I am, I am, I am it tells her.
I think on some level we all feel called to do something. Something that speaks to our very core. Deep down, what does your heart tell you that you are here to do? Who are you, and what gives you greater purpose? Is there something that you have been wanting to pursue? Something that beats in time with your heart…I am, I am, I am.
Whatever it is that your heart is telling you, I hope that you find purpose and meaning in its steady beat.
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday!!
Beautiful and inspiring words, thank you for sharing this quote and your thoughts on it. It’s a great reminder to listen to our hearts and find purpose in our existence.
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Thank you so much for reading and for your kind words!