There’s no right or wrong answer
If I always listened to only my heart, I’d probably weigh a gazillion pounds. My decisions would be based on what feels right at that moment. I would try more things—and not play it safe. I would give more, even if the resources weren’t there.
If I always listened to only my head…I’d probably have a headache! My decisions would be well thought-out. Life would be structured. I wouldn’t get disappointed or hurt.
Granted, these comparisons are not based on anything scientific. But there is truth in my self-reflection.
My heart lets me feel, emote, and connect. My head lets me evaluate, reason, and synthesize data. When I combine the two…life becomes more passionate, playful, and realistic.
If I want to live passionately, paying attention to who I am called to be, and what I am called to do, I will follow my head and my heart. I will not always play it safe. I will take the risk, knowing the potential consequences. I will not always give and take simply because I feel like it. My choices will be thought-out while honoring my heart’s desires.
There will be times I follow my heart against what my mind tells me I should do. And there will be times when I do “the right thing,” feeling an ache in my heart when I’m giving up something I want. It’s called life.
Celebrate the mind and spirit
One of the things I love most about SheTaxi.com is what it brings together. Each of the resource areas nurtures a part of our lives. We can’t live in just Mind and Spirit…we also need to remember our Health, Relationships, and Work.
Similarly, we need to listen to our hearts and our minds. As long as we are physically able to do so, we live most fully when we honor and respond to the messages we receive from each.
It’s what creates a rich life.