The heart, however, always seems to guide me quiet and sure-footed to the answer. It doesn't second guess or confuse unless I slip back into listening to the mind. My heart's answer is calm and sure.
I often times defer to my mind. I will reason and try to find some way to justify choosing what I want to choose over what I know is probably right. Perhaps it is a form of perceived control or perhaps it is addiction to the added drama.
Last night I sat awake for over an hour in the middle of the night "trying to make a decision" on something I do not have all the information for yet. In some way it felt like if I could "break down" the information I had then I could predict enough to decide. It made me feel like I had some control over the situation when really the only control I had at that time was to let it go and trust that I would be able to make a decision this morning.
It took me an hour and a little lost sleep before I remembered to listen to my heart. It had no answer for the incomplete puzzle except to get some sleep. And surprisingly, I went right back to sleep.
My heart knows. And when I choose to listen and trust it to make decisions the course is a lot smoother.
I'm grateful to have my heart as my compass and decision maker. I'm grateful to remember to let all the mental chatter fall away so I can hear the simple and loving answer. I'm grateful for my mind that is active and sharp and usually logical. But I'm grateful to recognize when to shut off its rambling to hear the guidance of love.
I'm grateful for all the options my mind came up with last night. But I am more grateful for the ability to fall back asleep once I let its ramblings go. I'm grateful for a good, deep sleep to finish off the night.
Do you make decisions with your mind or heart? How can you tell which is guiding you? When are some times that each has helped in making the best decision?
May today remind us to tune into our hearts. May we let go of at least some of the mental chatter and find humor in what is left. Have a beautiful day!