Head & Heart
Which part of you makes your decisions—your wounded, egoic self that operates from fear or the loving part of you who has your highest good at heart?
I have been thinking about this a lot recently after coming across this excerpt about making decisions out of fear. Do I do this without even noticing? Am I that out of touch with myself?
Coming off of the Spring Equinox, I am feeling revitalized, and am intent on manifesting some exciting new opportunities on the horizon. This is an incredible feeling! This Aries energy is all about taking action and starting fresh. I’m feeling ready to start a new chapter of my life, and want go big. At the same time, I am completely terrified. I have so much at stake: financial security and job stability to name two big things right off the bat. My heart is telling me to listen to these good feelings and embrace my intuition, but my head is warning me to not forget learnings from past experiences and to tread cautiously.
So what is one to do? Hover in limbo? Make no progress because I feel fearful of failing? Or risk losing what makes me comfortable? The more I think about it, the answers to these questions aren’t one or the other. It isn’t the head or the heart. All of these decisions come down to balance. This is something many of us are constantly trying to acheive.
But the thing is, one doesn’t achieve balance — one maintains it.
Achieving it would mean reaching an end — you’d have it and then that experience would be over. When really, balance is something that is ongoing and always changing depending on circumstance and condition.
So, I will leave you today with this:
“I encourage you to consult with your heart—your inner knowing—when you have an important decision to make. The head without the heart generally makes poor decisions regarding what is in your highest good. Not only do decisions that come from fear rather than from love often bring sadness, but the stress of an unfulfilled life. You will feel far less stress when your decisions come from what is loving to you and what supports your highest good rather than allowing fear to determine your choices.” — Margaret Paul