Now that you have had time to “self-isolate” and “social distance”, all of this alone time has allowed you to face yourself.
If you have experience doing the inner work, this will be familiar to you.
If this is the first time you have faced who you are, it may feel very scary.
This precious time that has allowed you to look inward has been for one reason – to understand and know the state of your HEART.
Below are two references, one from the spiritual realm and one from science.
In the Bible, Peter 3:4 talks about “the hidden person of the heart”. The scripture says: the heart is at the center of who you are. It says “but let it be (the inner beauty of the person) the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit (one that is calm and self-controlled not overanxious, but serene and spiritually mature) which is very precious in the sight of God.”
The latest research from The HeartMath Institute says that “the heart actually sends more signals to the brain then the brain sends to the heart. Moreover, these heart signals have a significant effect on brain function – influencing emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties such as attention, perception, memory and problem solving. In other words, not only does the heart respond to the brain, but the brain continuously responds to the heart.”
Facing yourself can be scary as it reflects areas where you are unhappy and things haven’t been working so well - personally, professionally, spiritually, with your body and with your family, spouse and friends.
You may have taken a good hard look and not liked all of what you have seen.
For many years, I self-sabotaged professionally, trying to fit into a place where I did not belong. I buried my gifts that were “unaccepted and different” and molded myself to be what others wanted me to be.
Even with an awesome job, a good wage and working in a large company with a big office, I was miserable. I was not using my gifts and I knew that going into a cubicle every day was not my path.