As humans, I think we have a tendency to over think things.
We are so smart, we seem to outsmart ourselves.
We spend endless amounts of time pondering rather than feeling our way through things and actually acting on those feelings.
I have no idea.
I think it may very well be a trained behavior. As kids the advice most of us received was “Now (fill in your name), you want to think about this before you decide….” Our parents and advisers most certainly meant well. But decisions based on logical thought vs. gut intuition aren’t always in our best interest. We really can talk ourselves into pretty much anything, given enough time.
By adulthood most of us realize that in our lives, the times we have ignored “that little inner voice” (call it your higher self, inner self, God, The Universe, intuition – choose your label), things go terribly wrong.
Yet, even in consciously realizing this, we still question it.
We choose often “rational” thought over gut feeling.
It takes time and practice to be guided by intuition. Feelings are a gift. They are intended to be our GPS in life. Stop over complicating things.
Directions for a happy easy flowing life:
1. If it makes you happy or feel positive about yourself and the situation around you?
KEEP DOING IT!
2. If it makes you unhappy or feel badly about yourself or the situation around you?
STOP DOING IT.
Can’t believe it’s that easy?
Try it and see what results you get.