Our basic human nature compels us to make decisions moving us from pain to pleasure. As we evolve, we want to make the so called “right” decisions for all involved in given circumstances.
Because of my liberal as well as latchkey upbringing, I had to start making all important life decisions from a very young age. I felt that most of the adults around me were trapped in their own life circumstances and unable to help me. Also, being the first born, I felt the responsibility to make good decisions and constantly worried about making right choices. I prayed, meditated and read self-help books and Vedic texts for answers.
Pay attention to your feelings
- Be still and listen to your heart. It is best to make decisions after praying, meditating or practicing yoga when your mind is quiet.
- Do what makes you happy.
- Do what feels good and expansive.
- Use your body as a guide – Choose circumstances in which your body feels relaxed and safe and your mind feels at ease and peaceful. This means your body, your heart and your brain are aligned with the decision.
- Drop your awareness down into your body with deep breathing, yoga or walking and listen to your gut feelings.