Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without. — Robert Browning
Are you having a difficult time deciding what you need to do in a situation and lack clarity?
Here are three tips to listen to your inner self:
1} Are you repetitively thinking about this issue?
If you find that your mind will not put this issue to rest. It is time to take a break from it. Use mindfulness of the present moment to help bring you back into your life. If you begin to drift into morbid reflection or the feedback loop of obsession, try taking three deep breaths and then remind yourself what you are presently doing. Say you are doing the dishes, tell yourself, “I am doing the dishes”. If you drift back to the quandary again lovingly label the feedback loop, “worry” or “obsession” so that you are aware of the process instead of just being stuck in it.
2} Notice how your body feels when you engage in the situation.
Do you feel grounded, safe and are you breathing deeply? What memories, sensations or physical reactions are you having? What is your body telling you?
Our bodies are our greatest allies. They tell us everything that we need to know. If you listen then you can understand how it actually feels. I find that most people do not listen to their inner wisdom because they do not trust themselves. I am here to remind you that your inner self always has the 411 and can teach you everything that you need to know about caring for yourself; If you choose to listen.
3} There is no hurry in making a decision.
Take time to journal, meditate and discuss with your support network what steps to take. Important decisions are best made with clarity and not with fervor. Remember that the building is not on fire so you don’t have to flee or make split second decisions. Take the time that you deserve to make a choice that is best for you and not for the situation. Remember that you are a precious jewel, treat yourself that way. You deserve things that make you feel, happy, whole, grounded and safe. Remember the truth lies with in and nothing external can tell you what you need but you.
Do you need guidance in this process? Please feel free to contact me to make an appointment for an session or a phone consultation. Please feel free to leave me a comment below 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you.