The mind is complex. We all know this. But is life? No. We just perceive it that way because we allow our mind to run rampant. As within, so without.
There’s so many things in our life that we can’t control but we can control our mind. Unfortunately, we allow our minds to conjure up ways to make things so complex and difficult, thanks to our amygdala.
Life is meant to flow nicely. In order to do that, we have to keep our thoughts and emotions in check to simplify everything we perceive as complex and difficult. How do we do that? Allow our heart to lead the way.
As I’ve mentioned before, 2017 was a rough year. The reason it was rough was because I made things complex. I allowed my mind to make logical decisions that I thought were for my best interest but deep down, I felt it wasn’t. I ended up betraying my heart which made me turn my back on Stoicism. This ultimately caused me to experience consequences in a harsh way.
When you allow your heart to lead the way, it directs you towards your highest good without wasting time. The path is clear even if it’s unknown. Allowing your heart to lead the way simplifies everything and makes life fun. Doors to creativity and inspiration open up because you trust yourself. Your heart guides your mind to do it’s job in the most simplest and efficient way, which allows more room for your mind to absorb the beneficial aspects of life that you wouldn’t be able to do if you allowed your mind to lead the way.
When you allow your mind to lead the way, complexity presents itself like a bunch of laser beams guarding your rational thought, creativity and inspiration. This happens when you always need to know everything with logical proof. So basically, you don’t trust the process or yourself. This is why so many people have writer’s block. They try to use their mind too much in order to come up with something to write about because they don’t allow their heart to simplify it for them, which causes them to block what’s needed.
When you don’t feel creative enough to write, don’t. Do something else, maybe something unrelated, for the time being. Once you do that, you’ll be surprised by all of the ideas that come throwing themselves at you all at once. Then you’ll realize how easy it was in the first place if you had just kept things simple.
Have you noticed that when you are looking for something and get frustrated because you can’t find it, the moment you give up and stop allowing your mind to act foolish, you find it? Sometimes it’s right there, staring you in the face. Like maybe looking for your sunglasses when they are on top of your head or looking for your keys when they are in your pocket. I’ve done this a few times and it was usually when I would be frustrated to even notice it was there. I had turned something so simple into something complex. And that’s how I feel most people live their lives.
Anytime I feel something complex stirring up, I have to remind myself there’s always a simple solution to everything, and in order to get that solution, I need to keep things simple. This means allowing my heart to guide me. Of course, most think this is all easier said than done and yes this is true. Our mind is more prone to being lead by our ego that is far stronger than our intuition, which is lead by our heart. But with enough practice, you will be able to pay attention to your heart more than your own mind. When you do that, you’ll be able to fully enjoy life in the most simplest and efficient way.
Photo: Heart and Brain by Nick Seluk via www.theawkwardyeti.com