Every day, we are faced with questions that force us to make decisions:
Should I stay in my job? Pursue this relationship? Take this risk? Seize that opportunity? Should I turn left or right? Should I go up or down? Let go of that friendship? Should I buy this? Throw that? What should I do? Where should I go? What should I say?
We are often told to follow our heart, our passion, or follow what makes us happy. I have a few other thoughts.
Sometimes, it can be challenging to know what makes us truly happy. Is the happiness gained from achieving or losing something genuine? Or is it temporary? Sometimes, we are still discovering our happiness, as we are still discovering ourselves.
How about, instead, we ask ourselves, “Does this bring me deeper into myself? Or does this take me away from myself?”
How do you feel, when you are inside yourself? How do you feel when you are disconnected from yourself, far from the person you are?
In this realm of the Earthly life experience, our emotions are our navigators. Follow them. They are telling you what resonates and what doesn’t, what serves you and what hurts you, what will help you grow, and what will make you weep. They are bittersweet friends, guiding us deeper into ourselves.
When do you feel calm, centered, empowered, alive, focused, happy, secure, self-loving, and fulfilled?
I feel this way when I am wholly connected to myself. When I live from the authentic nature of my true Self. When I am honoring my wants and needs, my hopes and sorrows. I feel this way when I fully know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, my own power, my own abilities, my role in the play of the cosmos.
In the times that I have felt disconnected from myself, I felt lost, confused, sad, hurt, angry, obsessive, anxious, nervous, unsafe, unstable, and fearful.
We either live inside ourselves or outside ourselves. We can live in strength or fear, love or grief. We cannot have both at once.
Does this opportunity make you feel alive or hesitant? Does this friendship make you feel energized or exhausted? Does this relationship give you clarity or confusion? Do you feel more enthralled by the right or left path? Will this decision bring you closer into yourself, or will it take you outside of yourself?
What could be more important in this world than You, than residing in your own sacred Self?
You know the answer.