I always thought, “I don’t think things thru. I’m flawed.”
When I first started dating my husband Dan, my soul craved to explore the feelings I was feeling. After less than 30 days of dating we talked about me moving from New Jersey to Vermont. I didn’t know this man very well, but my heart was like, “Yo lady. There’s magic happening here and even though you don’t know what it is, you must explore it further.” I spoke to many of my friends about this situation and they put thoughts into my head like, “Dude! Are you crazy? You don’t know this guy. What if it doesn’t work out? What if he’s crazy? What if you hate Vermont? What if you don’t make any friends? What if you don’t make any money?” I know they had my best interests at heart and just said these things because they love me and want to protect me and it freaked me out because I didn’t think about any of those things. My flaw was coming out again!!
I paused and listened to my heart.
My heart said, “What if it does work out is the most mind blowing amazing love you’ve ever experienced? Would it be worth not taking the leap to protect yourself from the other what ifs? Make the big leap. Move to Vermont. Date this man and see what happens. Trust me. I’ve got your back.”
That was seven years ago and we’ve been married for almost four years and it’s been nothing but bliss. My heart was right. Even if I did go to Vermont and it didn’t work out between me and Dan I would have obviously been sad, but I would have been much sadder had I not gone at all. My heart was calling me to Vermont for a reason. I’m so grateful I didn’t over-think it and that I allowed myself to experience the adventure even though it was a pretty scary leap of faith.
“Not thinking” was what I thought my biggest flaw was, but it turns out it’s my greatest strength.
I’m not saying I never ever think. I do, but when I get stuck in my head and start over thinking things, that’s when trouble happens. When I get out of my head and drop down into my heart and soul that’s where the magic occurs.
When you get out of your head and drop down into your soul you give yourself permission to live in the present moment. It allows you to truly feel whatever is present instead of suppressing those feelings. Opportunities you might have resisted because of over thinking will happen with ease.
How many times have your thoughts talked you out of what your soul was really craving? <<<Tweet if this has happened to you.
I don’t want you to be lying on your death bed one day thinking, “I wish I…” or “I should have done…” or “I should have traveled to…” or “I wish I could have lived in…” or “I wish I stay more connected with…” or “I wish I had more fun.”
It’s never too late to get out of your head and into your heart. It’s ALL happening…right now!
Let your heart be heard! It has a lot to say. Here’s how:
Put your hand on your heart.
Take 3 deep breaths.
Sit in silence.
Listen to whatever comes up with no judgement.
Do you have any strategies you use when your brain just won’t stop thinking? I would be honored if you shared. What is your biggest flaw and can you see how it’s your greatest strength? Join the conversation at the bottom of this blog.
The awesome in me sees and bows to the awesome in you,