So many of us make decisions based on reason, and spend hours agonising over the pros and cons of a situation – and yet, lots of us are unhappy and live with regret or frustration. Could it be that we’re using the wrong aspect of ourselves to guide our life choices – and that we should be following our (sometimes) illogical heart rather than our logical head? Following your heart is not for overly-sentimental dreamers – it’s for people who are fed up with living a lie and want to express the truth that lives inside them…
Your heart is the link to your inner wisdom – and it takes great courage to listen to it, because once you’ve heard it, everything you do that goes against it becomes a little bit painful.
It often pulls you into doing the scary stuff – quitting an unfulfilling job, ending a relationship that no longer serves you, or getting back in contact with an old friend you once upset. Whereas, your head (or ego) can convince you that the job isn’t that bad or it’s better to be in a relationship than on your own, or maybe your friend has forgotten about the argument so you shouldn’t bring it up now. But, you can’t think your way into feeling differently if it’s not the truth, and your heart always knows the truth.
When you really get to know your heart, it becomes your guide to living a more authentic and happy life. Yes, it can be unnerving, but that gnawing knowledge that you’re ignoring it is even harder to live with – which is why so many of us become addicted to overeating, overspending and relying on other people to make us feel better, because deep down we’re not living with integrity.
It can take a little while to differentiate between what your heart is telling you and what your mind wants you to do, but with practise it gets easier and as you learn to trust yourself, it becomes natural. Here is how you can open up that connection and really get to know yourself