How to look inward, trust your intuition and always make the “right” decision.
My friend recently texted me and asked if I would lead a yoga session for her because she really needed to make a decision. It was a pretty big deal in her life related to her child. It had to do with leaving the country, education, etc. It was definitely a big decision and she was having a hard time making it. She thought a great yoga session would help. I completely agree. And, I recommended some meditation.
Answers will appear if we clear a pathway for them to do so. Especially nowadays with so much information coming at us, we rarely just sit and allow our minds to do what our minds do best: think, process, and figure things out.
I recommended my friend take a walk to the beach. We live in Malibu, one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is plenty of gorgeous coastline here to create a few moments of peace.
I’ve found that whenever I’ve needed to make a decision, I would belabor the point over and over and over again until I created so much anxiety. I would either make the wrong decision or make myself crazy trying to figure out the right one.
Then I realized I was over thinking this whole decision-making process. When we create time to go inward, we become more aware of how our mind operates and ultimately how our thinking process drives our life. Thankfully, we can change our thinking if we choose to do so, create better goals, or find an answer about our children’s future.
I told my friend to walk to the beach, don’t take her phone, don’t think about her husband, kids, or job, and just sit on the sand for 30 minutes. Watch the waves break, take a bunch of deep breaths. Don’t actually think about any specific kind of meditation, don’t do any technique, just sit. Grab a piece of driftwood and draw in the sand. Feel the sand in between her toes. Find that innocence when you were a child. Allow yourself to become peaceful for a few moments. If you’re not used to this, it will take sometimes 10-20 minutes. Don’t get frustrated, just stay in the moment with the waves, with the texture of sand, with the ocean air. And your answer will come.
If it doesn’t come the first time, I told her to do a pros and cons list, then wait a day and go back to the beach again. If you don’t live near the beach, go into a park or the woods. Nature is an incredible activator that puts us back in touch with our pure self and our intuition.
Once you allow yourself to slow down and look inward, you will find your intuition — or it will find you, then you’ll be able to make the “right” decision. Ultimately there is no “right” decision because we never know what the future holds. Circumstances may prove any decision right or wrong and our perception is integrally linked to that outcome. One person may decide the answer was correct while another not, it’s completely subjective.
The important thing is that you reconnect with yourself and allow your truth to come forth. The best thing you can do is follow your truth, it makes you a better you. That’s what we all aspire to be, the best version of ourselves. My friend decided to make her trip. We’ll find out if it was the “right” decision years from now. For the moment avoid all the information and technology, reconnect with your intuition and allow your truth to shine! Let me know if you need some help @teddymcdonald
Originally published on the author’s website.