The conscious awareness of our hearts deepest longing is called wise aspiration in Buddhist teachings.
Zen master Suzuki Roshi taught ” The most important thing is remembering the most important thing”
What matters most to you? Check in with yourself asking your heart what matters. Allow your vast spacious mind to pause for the answer. Once you have the answer, allow your mind to rest on it regularly. It takes time, compassion and practice to get to the answer, and as Tara Brach puts it, as we begin to live the aspiration it becomes the compass of our heart that guides us home.
Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,
As a fish out of water hears the waves,
Come back. Come back.
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.