At the beginning of my journey of self exploration into awakening … there was one question that was most helpful for me. It helped me find my own Middle Ground – that place where I could let go of thinking, judgment and blame. Where I begin to relax, accept the way things are and find peace within.
You see, I am a thinker and a ponderer. An analyzer and problem solver. I am a naturally intuitive fixer with mixed layers of dreamer, creator, strategizer and practical implementor. (If we’re going to give ourselves labels make them meaty ones eh?)
When I am in my head I can analyze until the cows comes home. Sometimes they don’t come home and I get stuck in a mind boggling pickle trying to solve the unsolvable. Trying to control the uncontrollable. Thinking that I have the answer when it simply isn’t possible …
When I become aware of the frustration of not finding the answer. When I realize I am going round in circles. When I feel the tension in my jaw or notice a clenching in my stomach…
The question that brings me back is:
“Am I in my head or in my heart?”
As soon as I ask this, my heart opens up. It wants to be heard and it comes alive. I feel it as a flow of warmth and release. And at that moment, everything begins to fall into place. It is simply all right.
When we live in our heads, its all too easy to lose touch with our hearts. Analyzing prevents our ability to empathize with others. It keeps us wrapped up in our tasks and thinking rather than taking others into account.
While we may think that reasoning and being reasonable is okay, it takes us a step further away from authentic connection and unconditional love.
When our head is in control we are out of balance.
If only we can become this aware at each moment …
I’m come along the road a bit, but still have some way to go 😉 Thank you for being here my fellow journeyers.