Recently I had to make a pretty big decision, and being rational about it wasn’t helping.
Oh, I could write down all the reasons why option A was better than B, or where option B was better than A. I could even envision an option C, where A and B were blended.
I could justify all the options with my brain.
So how did I reach the decision?
I imagined myself following option A down a path. I imagined saying the words that I would say to make option A work for me. I imagined people’s reactions (which were mostly positive). I felt how that would be in my body. Part of it felt good.
Then I repeated the process with options B and C. They all felt ok, but only B gave me a sense of freedom, of spaciousness, of the words feeling right and consistent when I said them.
If you’ve ever done an online puzzle, when you put in the final puzzle piece, all the lines disappear and it becomes a complete picture. That’s what happened for me with option B. All the borders, holes and odd outlines disappeared. My heart felt at ease, and I relaxed.
Sometimes it feels like there are no good choices in certain situations. This wasn’t one of them. All the options were workable solutions. But there was one that felt like less work.
May we pursue our paths, choosing paths that resonate with our wholeness,