Funny how things change isn’t it; remember when we were growing up and everyone was all about thinking; use your brain, think it through, be logical, make a sensible decision etc!!
There is now a spiritual understanding that we get to live more fully, more in touch with our real selves, if we learn to live through our hearts. Engaging in how something feels and resonates rather than intellectually dissecting it and making lists of pros and cons… - jeeze even typing that makes me feel anxious… those lists have been such a curse to me…I mean I can always see SO many sides to an issue ... how the heck do I ever manage to make a clear decision that aligns with me and my higher self/purpose?
Yup, you guessed it; I have often made terrible decisions. Based on that list of pro’s and con’s ... most of which aren’t really even mine… Should I leave him??.. But my kids will come from a broken home... SO?! Better that than a desperately unhappy one right?? Oh but what about “together forever”… seriously? ... Keeping that promise and put up with abusive behaviour!? Not happening.
I’m sure some of you will understand that mad jumble of thoughts that confuse and infuriate you... on and on and, round and round the thought process; the if’s, buts and maybe’s, but very little clarity.
When I stop though, and go quickly to my heart centre and ask again I usually get a pretty prompt indication… not always, but generally, and if not; I sit with it or sleep on it and let the feelings unfold. Granted my inner 50’s housewife, aka out dated belief system sometimes comes to the forefront… luckily I’ve learnt her ways and keep her happy with the odd bout of baking.
Keeping your attention on where in your body you exist from is a good way of learning to shift your awareness and your energy to your heart centre... When I manage it regularly I feel more peaceful, less reactive and definitely more grounded. If you know you are all up in your mind and haranguing the hell out of your life just place your hand on your heart and breathe, and feel the reassurance of that connection to self/source. Do this often, till you start to naturally get more comfortable having your awareness with your heart.
So no more “sensible decisions” for me (cue my father rolling his eyes and asking if I have ever actually made any!!!) but rather, heart felt ones that help me stay on track with MY life.