When In Doubt, Listen to Your Soul
I love that quote. How “great” would our lives be if you always let our heart and soul do the choosing?
I have really been thinking about my soul a lot in the past months. Earlier this week, during my quiet time, I asked my soul what it wanted most that day. The answer was “No personal To Do List. Just live the day as it comes and enjoy each moment.” Hm… what a brilliant concept. You see, I have a checklist/To Do List that I look at 20 times per day. In fact, if I do something that isn’t ON my list, I add it just so I can check it off. It’s a little overboard… I agree!
So I made it my mission to live the entire day without a personal checklist. I still had my work To Do List, but once work was over, there were no strict expectations, no “should do”, no anxiety, no guilt at the end of the night. It was one of the most freeing experiences I’ve had in a long time. In many ways, I got more done by being in the moment then I would have with an list.
It made me think about how I make decisions. As I’ve told you before, I’m so analytical that I use logic to get through life. But I am diligently working to change that. I want my heart and soul to be involved… to guide me gently and lovingly through the process. What I’ve noticed already is that when my heart and soul make the choices, life runs much smoother and more joyfully. Part of me says, “Shoot, I wish I would have learned this a long time ago! I could have saved myself a lot of stress and heartache.” Of course, that’s my brain talking again. My heart says, “Isn’t it great you know this now and can have years of bliss ahead of you?”
I really can say life is bliss when my heart and soul are in command. Are there still problems, difficulties and a few bumps along the way? Sure. It’s my reaction that is different. I’m content and HAPPY inside. It changes everything. I’ve also noticed that I’m more confident. My soul knows me better than I know myself. It’s the piece of God inside me directing me. What a gift! What a precious, wonderful gift!
I hope you will take a few minutes today to connect with your soul. It’s tremendous. Your life will never be the same… and that’s a great thing!
Until next time, friends!