Live with the heartCould you imagine the chaos we’d experience if we didn’t have the aid of our minds to help us logically analyze the decisions we make throughout the day? Everything from crossing the street to choosing what to wear in the morning could lead to disaster!

However, when it comes to matters of the heart and following our dreams, it’s often these situations where our need to analyze gets in the way of what we really want.

Our mind only has what’s happened in the past as a point of reference – therefore when taking a chance, whether it be pursuing the person our heart is calling for, or moving countries, these decisions can get stifled by fear and the ego.

Although it’s during these moments that we need to let our hearts do the talking. After all, when it comes emotions such as a love, there’s no rhyme or reason.

So how can we live more with our hearts, and less with our minds?

Don’t Over-Think It

When you’re faced with a difficult emotional issue, we can often get stuck on the reasons why not to do something. The circling fear or argument in your head gets trapped – simply because the answer is not there. The Blueprint doesn’t exist in your mind. Sometimes you need to stop analyzing and turn to your heart for the answer.

Be Honest With Yourself

Living from your heart requires you to be honest with yourself. It takes courage to stand up and say that a situation or a certain person isn’t working for you. Sometimes the best response you can give, no matter how difficult or painful, is an honest no.

Turn To Love

When you’re at a crossroads or not feeling yourself, it’s difficult to make a decision clearly. However despite the little challenges or road bumps we encounter along the way, we all have a choice on how we’re going to feel each day, or how we’re going to react to a certain situation.

When you’re not sure of what to do, or if you’re feeling low, always turn to love and apply kindness to every situation. By living with the heart, you’re giving yourself permission to say farewell to negativity and to let love in.

Right Here, Right Now

When we’re living with our minds rather than our hearts, we often look to the past or to the future in an attempt to predict the answer. Stop yourself. Take a breath. Take a walk. Do whatever you need to do to relax your mind before telling yourself that you are present. Only this moment matters. Listen to what your heart is trying to tell you.

Honor Who You Really Are

Our minds really do have a split personality sometimes. It’s almost as if there is an angel sitting on one side, providing us with little pep talks when we’re unsure. While on the other side, the little devil with the red horns is firing up, playing on our insecurities and filling us with doubt.

Don’t listen to him and accept who you are. Our differences are what makes us beautiful. The quirky little traits we may dislike about ourselves, are often the most endearing to others.

Learning to live with the heart and less with the mind, can be a difficult to master as we look to our trusty minds to guide us through life. In many instances, it is our saving light, however when it comes to matters of the heart, or situations which your mind cannot reason, the answer needs to come from much deeper. Your heart.

Are you able to disconnect from the mind and live with the heart? Are there any tips you can share to help others do the same?

FinerMinds Team

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