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When Making Decisions, Mind The Heart

Your heart is more powerful than you think. Your heart can lead you to illumination, if only you have the faith, courage, and insight to follow it. You experience your heart as the center of your feelings. It has been described as the king, with the mind as the king's adviser. When faced with a decision, the king may ask his advisers for advice, may even send him out into the world to gather information, but ultimately it is the king that makes the final decision. Even though the advisers do not always agree with the king's decision, the king is invariably right, because the king's view not only sees the bigger picture but is also aware of the needs of others.

We’ve all been there. Stuck in the middle of our decision-making mode. Our heart tells us one thing, while our mind tries to keep us safe. Two totally different directions. One feels right, while the other is the most logical option.

Whenever a person tells you to “listen to your heart” it basically means that you should try to listen to your feelings and emotions (that the ancient believed to stem from the heart), instead of using reason and logic of the intellect. It also means that you should try to become aware of your feelings and trust them as inner guidance that ushers you through life, rather than trying to suppress this stream of inner wisdom.

By adding more space and deeper feeling into your decision-making process you bring more possibility into your life. It’s time to start learning how to navigate these new waters. All you need to do is balance two aspects of your being, the heart, and mind.

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