The Heart Knows, The Mind Follows Its Lead

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  There is always a push to choose between the guidance of heart and the mind, as if one is better than the other.   Some of it has to do with the way society has created these aspects as identifiers, the other has to do with the way we see our core tendencies in comparison to ideals or other people.   Whether you identify as a heart-driven person or a mind-oriented person, everyone expresses qualities of both depending on what we feel or fear moment to … [Read more...]

Redirecting the Mind’s Relentless Review of What We Create

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  The mind is only one aspect of who we are, but it tends to run the show a lot of the time. Take the power of the mind and combine it with our “inner software” - fears, challenges, old patterns and varying levels of confidence and it runs off, rethinking, reworking and trapping us in a relentless review of what we create.   Sometimes it can seem like the mind just loves to dig back into spots we thought were a clean slate, dragging us into a previous version of ourselves or … [Read more...]

Gut Feeling Versus Brain: Who Wins?

Do you think it or feel it? Decisions, that is. I do a little of both in most situations. I used to be all head and logic, thinking myself into a tornado of what-ifs. They would circle me at higher and higher speeds, increasing in number by the minute. Soon I was whipped into a frenzy of anxiety and frustration, when nothing had actually even happened yet. On the flip side, thoughts like, "maybe its best to be patient and see what happens, got jacked by my brain and ego screaming -- MY WAY, … [Read more...]