Above all else guard your heart

What flows from your heart is holy

the bursting joy

the deep longing

the quiet rest  

the ache, the pain

the numbness that makes you question if it's still beating-

is holy 

your heart keeps all these things close

to help you remember 

to stir up passion

to produce drive 

to help you fight 

to guide you home

but what you see 

what you hear

what you touch

what you smell 

what you taste 


who you spend your time with 

how you interact 

what you pursue 


and because it matters, it forges a way into your heart 

seeking to enliven or harden

therefore guard your heart 

for it is the pulse of your existence 

the compass to where you belong 

and if it becomes hardened

you will lose your way from its own holiness