A real life experience inspired me again to write about decisions in life and what is the best way to handle them.
It is very easy to get distracted from what our heart’s call is or what our common sense would urge us to do. There are endless false media messages and advertisements out there that want us to ‘have’ certain things or that make us think that we should live our life in a certain way. A lot of our friends are inflenced by these messages, or simply by the limiting beliefs they brought with them from their family and past; and our friends may influence us with their way of thinking.
Many times people forget to think with their own mind or heart if you prefer. One of my favourite quotes that I like to refer to from Buddha is: “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”
I have always been an independent thinker; and it has always been important for me to have my own space when life made me confused.
Being influenced by other people’s way of thinking can be confusing, it can be stressful or a negative experience.
That is when it is essential to know who you really are, what you really want, and what your heart is saying. Deep inside we all know what is right for us and what is not right for us. When we want to please a friend or family member with something that we do not really want to do, it is causing some kind of stress in us.
My suggestion to follow what your heart says may sound selfish. But the truth is that you will be a happier person if you do so, and if you are happy, you are going to be able to make people around you happy as well.
Afterall, you know what you want, and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
When you are on the path of your heart, everything comes easily and effortlessly. It will not feel like hard work. Even if you do work hard for something, you will feel the satisfaction and happiness that comes with it.
Keep listening to your heart!
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