Decisions, decisions, sometimes I feel like I am swimming upstream in trying to choose a viable decision that makes sense and resonates with me. I have engaged my logical, thought process carefully writing out and weighing the pros and cons of a decision. I rethink, rehash, rewrite and still no sense of ah-ha or clarity for me. In fact the opposite happens, I have a total disconnect and have difficulty even remembering what sparked my passion and excitement in the beginning.
Can you relate? How often have you found yourself at a crossroads trying to decide which path to travel and feeling paralyzed with uncertainty and unable to make a decision? Maybe it is making a career change, leaving an unhealthy relationship, or finding a new direction for your business which is more resonate for you.
Throughout our lives we will be faced with making many decisions. This can add excitement, adventure, personal growth, and a great of sense of satisfaction. There are those times when you will make a decision and have that knowingness that this is exactly the right place for you to be. Life is good!
The advantage to making a decision is that you draw a clear line in defining what it is you want. Although this will mean that you will eliminate options, the pay off can be liberating. This clarity empowers you to move forward and go after the results you have decided to focus on.
So what can you do if weighing the pros and cons and analyzing the facts doesn’t propel you forward in making a decision? What other avenues are there? Each of us has our own internal compass, our intuition that we can tap into to determine if we are on track when making our decisions. Our intuition takes into account all the factors and outcomes of a decision and provides us feedback in the form of feelings within our body.
To reconnect with our intuition we need to quiet our minds and start tuning into our feelings and sensations within our bodies. You will need to find a quiet place where you can get into a relaxed comfortable position.
Close your eyes and take a few deep slow breaths in and out. Then focus on your normal breath as flows in and out of your body. When a thought enters your mind and you notice it, acknowledge it without analysis or judging and gently let it go. Then return your focus to your breathing Slowly scan your body from head to toe noting any spots of tension and gently releasing these on an exhale.
Once you have quieted your body and mind then explore each option you are considering before making your decision. Note any feelings or sensations you have in your body that is associated with that option. You may feel a sense of tightness or discomfort advising you to take caution on certain decisions. You many feel a nudge to stop or go. Or you get a sense of ease and relief and feel very comfortable with that choice. Whatever you feel it is important to acknowledge these feeling and have faith that these are powerful indicators working on your behalf.
Initially these feeling may be very faint but when you begin tuning in and listening you will start to notice clear indicators. We rely heavily on our logical thought process to get things done and often ignore our intuitive side. It may take some time to hone and use your inner compass. Stick with it. This innate wisdom is within all of us and it is a resource to we can tap into.
So next time you are feeling dissatisfied yet feel unable to make a decision try quieting that ever present intellectual mind for just a few moments. Tune into your inner compass and feelings, the results may reveal some insight and clarity that was right under your nose. The end result leaving you with a sense of resonance, release of tension, and a clear indication you are on the right track.